Hua Hin, Thailand, January 18: From the fairways of the Black Mountain Golf Club to the live action on television, everyone would have been aware that Filipino Angelo Que was one of the players to watch during Saturday’s third round of the King’s Cup Golf Hua Hin.
After all, Que caught everyone’s attention when he made a steady climb up the leaderboard by shooting the lowest third round score of five-under-par 67.
While his exploits on the course created the headlines, people close to Que would also know that he is one of the most jovial characters on the Asian Tour and he often wears striking colour clothing on the course.
The Filipino is also a three-time Asian Tour winner and is seeking his first victory since 2010.
He has represented his country in the US Open before and has played in numerous World Cup of Golf events.
After his superb round on a windy day at the Black Mountain Golf Club, Que, whose wife Tracy is expected to give birth to their second child (son) in May, took time off to share with his thoughts.
This is what he had to say:
I was hitting the ball so much better. It was like how I was hitting in the first round. I putted very well because I read all the lines. I’ve played in windy conditions before and it helps when you know how to play in this condition.
This is the windiest for the whole week. I played in the British Open and the wind was strong and it was colder. Back home, I play on a course with similar wind. Through my experience of playing on the Asian Tour, you need to know how to play in different conditions. You never know when you might play in a typhoon or calm weather conditions.
I won’t say that I feel like a king. I just feel happy I can shoot five-under in this condition. I’m not surprised, but just happy. I’m not going to think about the win. I just want to go out and have fun. I had a good group today. I played with Marcus (Both) and Chapchai (Nirat). That takes the pressure off.