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Kuchar On Course

Matt Kuchar is confident to defy all odds to be the first American to win the Fijian International today. The world’s ranked No. 16 shot a three under par 69
18 Oct 2015 09:19
Kuchar On Course
US Matt Kuchar lines his putt during round three at the Fiji International. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Matt Kuchar is confident to defy all odds to be the first American to win the Fijian International today.

The world’s ranked No. 16 shot a three under par 69 yesterday improving on previous scores of (74, 72)  to head the leaderboard with overall score of 215.

“You would like to be three, four or five shots in the lead, two shots are better than one or square,” he said.

“I feel like having good control of my golf even with the wind blowing. I played a lot of quality shots. I feel confident with my game.”

He was jubilant after he became the first golfer to record under par score going into the final rounds today.

“It was nice to get under par for the week it is a real feat. Done with Thursday and Friday, today was easier. So I was excited to get it to one under,” Kuchar said.

“I played some nice golf, was going well and bogey free. On the 15th  I hit over the green then I has a difficult up and down trying to keep the bogey free streak going.”

He described his shot on the 16th hole as one of his scariest shots on the course.

“It was sitting on the fairway bunker and I had to get it above the rocks and underneath the trees. There was just enough of a window between the two and it looked that with a perfect five iron I could pull off the shot.

“The distance I had adjusted 170 yards to the hole. I pulled it off, it was the right club and it came off beautifully.”

Meanwhile he enjoyed playing alongside Australian pro Aron Price who also shot three under par 69 for 217 (78, 70).

“We never know what the conditions will be but it is as good gap from Aaron (Price) he is a good steady player,” he said.

“It is good to add the worldwide wins to the resume. It is a great testament for the golfers that they are willing to travel.”

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