Italian Edoardo Molinari upbeat after finishing second in Kuala Lumpur
Last Updated: 24/03/13 11:25am
Edoardo Molinari: Highest European Tour finish since September 2010
Edoardo Molinari admitted having 'mixed emotions' after finishing second at the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur.
The Italian teed off on Thursday without a top-10 finish in more than 11 months and on the back of six straight missed cuts.
But rounds of 66-71-67 in the rain-affected tournament meant he enjoyed his best result on the European Tour since September 2010, as he ended the 54-hole event one stroke behind winner Kiradech Aphibarnrat.
Much of Molinari's recent problems on the fairways have been caused by a nagging wrist injury, along with a number of changes to his technique.
"The swing changes are starting to pay off which is surprising because I thought it would take a lot longer."
On Sunday in Malaysia he kept a bogey off his card but was unable to catch the champion from Thailand who could even afford a double-bogey six on the final hole in his 70.
And the 32-year-old from Turin admitted: "It's mixed emotions because I'm very happy to have a good week for the first time in a long time.
"The swing changes are starting to pay off which is surprising because I thought it would take a lot longer.
"I'm disappointed because I had a lot of chances on the back nine. The 18th is only the second fairway I missed all day which is very disappointing.
"I felt if I could birdie the last I might have won outright because it puts a lot of pressure on the guy coming up behind."