Jeev Milkha Singh, Anirban Lahiri to participate in Laguna National Championship golf

Updated: 26 April 2014 13:56 IST

Asian Tour honorary member Jeev Milkha Singh of India will be looking to triumph again here following his victory at the 2008 Singapore Open.

Jeev Milkha Singh, Anirban Lahiri to participate in Laguna National Championship golf

Singapore:

The Championship at Laguna National will welcome many of the region's finest golfers when they tee up at the $1.5 million event sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour next week.


Asian Tour honorary member Jeev Milkha Singh of India will be looking to triumph again here following his victory at the 2008 Singapore Open, while the crowd will get to watch EurAsia Cup stars Anirban Lahiri of India, Bangladesh's Siddikur Rahman, Malaysia's Nicholas Fung and Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Prayad Marksaeng in action.

The EurAsia Cup Team Asia heroes are best remembered for their gallant fight back against Team Europe after they battled to an epic 10-10 draw in the Ryder Cup style event in Malaysia last month.

The Championship has been staged in Korea since it made its debut in 2008 but will be played at the Masters Course at Laguna National in Singapore May 1-4 this time.

Austria's Bernd Wiesberger and Australia's Brett Rumford, who won The Championship in 2012 and 2013 respectively, will also be aiming to make their impression here, having done likewise in Korea.

The Championship is Wiesberger's third stop in the region after Malaysia and Indonesia. The Austrian is enjoying a good run especially with his tied-second finish at the Malaysian Open but remains cautious of his title challenge.

"The Asian players are doing really well nowadays and they are improving. I try to do my best every week but it feels good to know I'm in good form," said Wiesberger.

The home nation will be spearheaded by Mardan Mamat, a three-time winner on the region's premier Tour. The 46-year-old veteran claimed his biggest victory when he won the 2006 Singapore Masters at the Masters Course and will be seeking to put an end to his two year winless streak on Asian Tour.



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