9 August 15:04 (BST)

GO: EKELAND ARNOY and KROGH JOHANNESSEN (NOR) - 'We haven't played well, we've just fought hard and ended up winning'

GLASGOW – Comments from Jarand EKELAND ARNOY and Kristian KROGH JOHANNESSEN (NOR) following their two-hole victory against Christopher MIVIS and Lars BUIJS (BEL) in the Group D  match at the men’s team event at Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course on Thursday.

Jarand EKELAND ARNOY (NOR)

On the challenge presented by the Belgium pair:

"It seemed like every putt they stood over they holed, whether it was for a half or a win, so we were really made to fight hard for it."

On how they will have to play in the final round-robin game against Birgir HAFTHORSSON and Axel BOASSON (ISL), where the winner makes the semifinals:

"We probably need to raise our level a little higher, because we haven't really played that well the last two days, we just fought hard and ended up winning, but I like our chances."

On their performance so far:

"We've struggled a bit both today and yesterday at the beginning (of the round) by playing too conservative. So we'll need to be a little sharper tomorrow."

Kristian KROGH JOHANNESSEN (NOR)

On the pressure of being one up coming to the 18th hole:

"We felt that we had it (the match) under control. I knew that they had to make a birdie to have a chance and it really wasn't in play the whole hole."

On how they will have to play in the final round-robin game against Birgir HAFTHORSSON and Axel BOASSON (ISL), where the winner makes the semifinals:

"The most important thing in the match will be to get in front early. So you can try and build some momentum, calm down and play your own golf."

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