MARKUS BRIER: It wasn't too bad. We managed to find a sponsor from the flights from the Austrian Federation and the hotel was paid for by the organizers.
But even without that help we would have gone anyway. It's once in a year chance and we wanted to qualify for this event. We expected to go to the qualifier in Malaysia rather than Mexico, but the Federation said we had to go to Mexico. And in any case it worked out to our advantage in that we were able to get back from the event which finished on a Saturday to play in the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland. If we had gone to Malaysia, we could not have done that.
That arrangement worked out better for us, and I suppose it was good that we had the chance to practice foursomes and four-balls in the prequalifier and have the chance to get used to this format.
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