King's Cup: The Contenders

Tue 25 Nov 2014

King's Cup: The Contenders

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The Asian Tour travels to Khon Kaen, north east of Bangkok for this week's King's Cup. We look at the likely contenders vying for the US$500,000 event.
Anirban Lahiri (Ind)
The 27-year-old is enjoying one of his best seasons, winning twice on the Asian Tour this year along with five other top-10s. Fresh from earning his European Tour card, Lahiri will be turning his attention to this week's King's Cup where his every intention would be to chase down merit leader David Lipsky who is not playing.
Scott Hend (Aus)
Hend is not stranger to success in Thailand having won one of his six Asian Tour titles in the Kingdom last year. The big-hitting Australian has already won again in Hong Kong this year and is coming off the back of another top-10 finish in Manila last week.
Mardan Mamat (Sin)
Mardan's fourth win in Manila is a timely confidence boost to the Singaporean who had earlier contemplated giving up the sport for good after suffering a sever dip in form. The 47-year-old Singaporean has now shelved all plans of retirement and is ready for another shot at glory.
Thaworn Wiratchant (Tha)
The 2012 Asian Tour Order of Merit leader is expected to spearhead the local charge. As the most decorated Thai with 17 Asian Tour titles to his illustrious record, Thaworn is not showing any signs of slowing down despite turning 48 next month. He has already won the Queen's Cup this season and a King's Cup will complete an unique double for him.
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