Team Asia Captain Jeev Milkha Singh has announced his 12-man line-up to face Team Europe in the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM this month with new Asian Tour number one Anirban Lahiri of India, Japan’s Shingo Katayama and Thai ace Thongchai Jaidee spearheading the continent’s challenge.
Lahiri, Thongchai, India’s SSP Chawrasia and Malaysia’s Danny Chia earned their places as the leading four Asian golfers on the Asian Tour Order of Merit when qualifying concluded on Sunday while Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Katayama and Korean duo KT Kim and new sensation An Byeong-hun made it into Team Asia from the Official World Golf Ranking.
India’s Singh has also picked Malaysian Nicholas Fung, China’s Wu Ashun, experienced Thai Prayad Marksaeng and Korea’s Jeunghun Wang as his four captain’s selections to complete his squad who will face a Darren Clarke-led Team Europe at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club from January 15-17, 2016.
“I am delighted to unveil my team which comprises a great mix of in-form golfers, established names and rising stars of the game in Asia,” said Singh. “To underscore the strength of Team Asia, six of my team members – Thongchai, Kiradech, An, Anirban, Kim and Shingo – are ranked in the top-60 of the Official World Golf Ranking which is a fantastic reflection of the strength of the game in Asia.
“I believe we have assembled a very strong team capable of defeating Team Europe after the thrilling 10-10 draw in 2014. That will be our mission– to win the EurAsia Cup.”
Singh added he would count on many of Asia’s proven champions to deliver the points at the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM, which has been dubbed the Ryder Cup of the East. Team Asia’s 12 members have a combined 92 career victories around the world.
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