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Revealed! Lahiri, Chawrasia to feature in Arjun Atwal’s Team Asia in EurAsia Cup

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Posted by Admin 28 Nov 2017

Now, India’s ace Golfers Anirban Lahiri and SSP Chawrasia will make their presence felt in Eurasia Cup that is scheduled to start in January 2018.

 

Anirban Lahiri in Eurasia Cup

 

                                                 Anirban Lahiri  is all set to return to action in January 

 

Also making the cut in the Team Asia were current Order of Merit leader Gavin Green, Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Li Hao- tong representing Asia.

 

Thai teenager Phachara Khongwatmai, Poom Saksansin, Malaysia's Green and Chawrasia make up the leading four Asian players on the Order of Merit who qualified for Team Asia.

 

 

Phachara Khongwatmai

 

                                      Thailand's Phachara will make his presence felt at the event 

 

 

Yuta Ikeda of Japan, ranked 37th on the Official World Golf Ranking, Li of China, Lahiri, and Kiradech of Thailand earned their spot in as the leading available Asians on the world ranking.

 

Korea's Byeonghun An, who represented Team Asia in the second edition in 2016, will make his return to the team after being selected as a captain's pick.

 

Joining him as a captain Arjun Atwal's wildcard pick were Hideto Tanihara of Japan and Nicholas Fung of Malaysia who will make their third appearance in the EurAsia Cup.

 

Sunghoon Kang of Korea, a winner on the Asian Tour, will make his debut after being selected as the final captain's pick.

 

Team Asia will have a combined total of 58 titles won worldwide while six players in the 12-man team are still in their 20s. Phachara is the youngest at 18 and Tanihara is the oldest at 39.

 

"I'm proud to announce my team which is predominantly represented by young players. Most of them are still in their 20s but they have achieved huge success at a young age and have established themselves in the game," said Atwal.

 

"Seven players in my team are ranked inside the top-100 on the Official World Golf Ranking and this underlines the strength of Team Asia. This is a strong team and it will be our goal to win the EurAsia Cup," he added.

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