Lahiri looks to sealing a spot at British Open qualifiers
Chonburi (Thailand): Fresh from his second Asian Tour win at the SAIL-SBI Open last week, Anirban Lahiri will be looking to gain his maiden appearance into a Major when he tees up at the Open Championship International Final Qualifying Asia in Chonburi from Thursday.
There will be as many five Indians in the IFQ An elite cast of Asian Tour stars, who will vie for four tickets to the year`s third Major at The Open Championship International Final Qualifying Asia in Thailand next week.
Apart from Lahiri, there is also Gaganjeet Bhullar, twice winner on Asian Tour, Himmat Rai, who earned his breakthrough win at the Asian Tour in Singapore last year, Chiragh Kumar, winner of the Indian Money List Honours, and Sujjan Singh.
Kunal Bhasin, who holds an Australian passport, but is of Indian origin, will also tee up at the IFQ. Of the lot, only Bhullar has played at a Major, the 2009 Championships at Turnberry.
Other big names will include Thailand`s Prom Meesawat, who lost the SAIL-SBI play-off to Lahiri, Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Prayad Marksaeng, also from Thailand, Siddikur of Bangladesh, David Gleeson of Australia, Mardan Mamat of Singapore and Danny Chia, the first Malaysian to play in all four rounds of The Open Championship in 2010.
A total of 78 players will converge at the majestic Amata Spring Country Club, venue of last year`s inaugural Thailand Golf Championship on the Asian Tour, with hopes of securing a place in The Open Championship which will be held at Royal Lytham St Annes Golf Club, England in July.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- One killed in TV channel office attack in Karachi
- Gujarat: Journalist working for local daily found dead in his Junagadh office
- Watch: How floods throw normal life out of gear across country
- Indian Army prepares to secure Arunachal Pradesh from China
- Panel discussion over Lalu Yadav's insensitive attitude over flood situations in Bihar
- Saudi Arabia to launch seven high-speed trains to connect holy sites
- Severe obesity solely responsible for risk of heart failure: Research
- South Africa vs New Zealand: 1st Test drawn as sodden outfield prevails at Kingsmead
- Gold smuggling: Government loses over $1 billion in revenue
- Govt rejects Infosys proposal to set up IT SEZ in West Bengal