Randhawa leads Indian challenge in Queen`s Cup
Samui, Thailand: Ace golfer Jyoti Randhawa, who is seeking to regain his form on the Asian Tour, leads a strong Indian challenge at the Queen`s Cup this week in
Santiburi Samui Country Club.
The Indian challenge is a mix of youth and experience and it includes India`s latest winner on the Asian Tour, Anirban Lahiri, who grabbed the Panasonic Masters at home.
Two other Indians in fray, who have done well this season but are looking for their maiden win on Asian Tour, are Sujjan Singh and Manav Jaini.
Also teeing off at the Santiburi Samui Country Club would be seasoned Gaurav Ghei, who has three wins on Asian Tour, Digvijay Singh, who is yet to win on Asian Tour.
Also in the field are Himmat Rai and Vikrant Chopra, besides Kunal Bhasin, Australian of Indian origin.
A top field has gathered for the USD 300,000 event on the holiday isle of Samui, including title holder Tetsuji Hiratsuka of Japan, Bangladeshi Siddikur, who is second on the Order of Merit, in-form South African Jbe Kruger, who is fourth on the rankings, and local stars Prom Meesaswat, Prayad Marksaeng, Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Chinnarat Phadungsil, champion here in 2009.
Meesawat insists his head has been straightened out by a sports psychologist as he bids to end a five-year Asian Tour title drought.
The 26-year-old, a former world junior champion, believes he has succeeded in slaying the demons in his mind after his form dipped in the last few years which saw him lose his Tour card.
Siddikur, one of Asia`s revelations last year, was delighted to be back in Samui where his career kick started with a first ever top-10.