Rikard Karlberg could just as well been 8 under after 10 holes. He keeps ripping it from the tee and sticking it close to the pin on nearly every hole. Right now it’s hard to see how Karlberg won’t be King of the Mountain in a few hours. We will keep posting updates soon. See the Video Blog.
Prom Meesawat rates his 72 as good as a 69 on a day with normal wind conditions. Prom says the tension building up before the final round doesn’t affect
him. The focus is still just to go out and have fun like any other round tomorrow.
Rikard Karlberg feels good even though a 74 today. He says that conditions are probably 3 shots harder than friday and thursday. Some missed shots cost him bogeys and a double bogey. Rikard is excited about the final round tomorrow.
Angelo Que had a steep climp to the very top of the leader board with a solid 67. In windy conditions that was the lowest score of the field today. Angelo likes his ball striking and has his focus set for tomorrow. See the video blog.
See Black Mountain player Simon Yates give himself a hard time for all the putts that never went in. Shooting this footage really did not comply to the usual rules of interviewing or watching pro golf from a safe distance. Within the ropes really doesn’t explain it either since there are no ropes separating the players from the spectators and because I know the chatty Scotsman for many years. This really is as close as you get to what happens in the mind of a professional golfer during a round. The great ball striker Simon Yates reveals his plans for the weekend and guesses the final score come sunday afternoon.
Prom is excited to compete in his home town Hua Hin. The first round of 65 equals swedish player Rikard Karlberg and put them at the top of the leaderboard after the first round. Prom thinks that the wind has picked up now when the second round has started and that conditions are harder than yesterday (video blog).
Fredrik Andersson Hed putted beautifully during the opening round at the Asian Tour event hosted by Black Mountain Golf Club. He
equalled swedish playing partner Johan Edfors at 2 under at the Kings Cup in Hua Hin. Listen to the video blog when Fredriks reveals the secret to putting under pressure. Hint: Practise makes perfect.
Johan Edfors ballstriking better than ever. The match with fellow Swede and great putter Fredrik Andersson Hed inspires Johan to keep hitting greens and give him self more birdie chances tomorrow Friday. See Johan play holes 16 to 18 and listen to the interview after the round when he talks about Black Mountains greens and evaluates his friend Fredrik.
Rikard Karlberg is currently top of the pack with a first round 65 even though windy conditions in the morning. Rikard attributes the success to a better mental state. There are no questions about his focus – come sunday he wants to be King of the mountain.
For all our swedish followers there is a special clip for you. = )
Jazz Janewattananond, the teen prodigy golfer who became the youngest player ever to make the cut at an Asian Tour event talks about the upcoming tournament. Are there nerves involved when competing at your home course? Listen to Jazz while he is taking a break between practice sessions.