TRANSCRIPT | Anthony Quayle, 2020 Vic Open, Round 2


Q.  Great bounce‑back today, 64 after a tough start. ANTHONY QUAYLE:  Yeah, I was just saying before, I felt like I was still on a the honeymoon yesterday, so happy to bounce back today and hopefully hold on and make the weekend. Q.  You’ve been in great form up in Japan.  How do you put […]

Q.  Great bounce‑back today, 64 after a tough start.

ANTHONY QUAYLE:  Yeah, I was just saying before, I felt like I was still on a the honeymoon yesterday, so happy to bounce back today and hopefully hold on and make the weekend.

Q.  You’ve been in great form up in Japan.  How do you put behind your dodgy round yesterday?  How did you do that?

ANTHONY QUAYLE:  I think the form’s been pretty good lately, finished the year nicely.  It’s just one round of many, kind of have to accept that and try to move on.  It happens all the time in golf, so if you get bogged down in it, it’s going to be a pretty long career.

Q.  Five under, how do you attack round 3?  Do you just play your own game or do you start looking at chasing?

ANTHONY QUAYLE:  I think if we end up making the cut, it could be a pretty good position because the weather’s supposed to be really bad tomorrow.  It might mean an earlier tee time and get out and post a number before the leaders finish their round.

Q.  So one of the key things you did today aside from shooting a good score, 10 birdies, which I know means a lot to you personally?

ANTHONY QUAYLE:  I think it was nine birdies, but yeah, I decided this week to donate $250 a birdie and $500 an eagle to WildArk, which are looking to basically ‑‑ it’s called the Koala Comeback programme and they’re just trying to help with the restoration and regeneration of the habitat for the animals in all the fire affected areas.  Today was nice, a bit over $2,000 today, $750 yesterday, so $3,000 total this week, which is nice.  Hopefully make the weekend and make more.

Q.  Are there any other people involved in that with you?  Would you like other people to get involved?ANTHONY QUAYLE:  Absolutely.  At the moment ‑‑ I found it online, I thought it was an incredible idea and a good programme.  Obviously there’s been a lot of funds donated worldwide to the Australian fire relief, which I think’s incredible.  I wouldn’t say it’s always on the front page of the paper now, but there’s still so much that needs to be done to help get Australia back to where it was.  Yeah, if anyone wants to join in, it’s a great cause.  Yeah, it’s cool to donate anyway, I think.


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