David Lipsky, 26, who has led the Merit race since winning the Omega European Masters in Switzerland in September, extended his lead in the rankings to $133,518 after finishing sixth in the Bank BRI Indonesia Open Sunday. His season's earnings stand at $707,585.
India's Anirban Lahiri was tied at 54th along with David Lipsky, the man Lahiri is chasing in the race for the Asian Tour Order of Merit. Major winners Retief Goosen, Charl Schwartzel, Jason Dufner and Trevor Immelman were also tied 54th.
Anirban Lahiri and David Lipsky, who currently occupy the top-two spots on the Asian Tour Order of Merit, will be amongst the leading 10 players from the region's premier Tour.
David Lipsky leads the Merit list with USD 665,725 while Anirban Lahiri trails in second place with USD 342,689.
Anirban Lahiri, who secured his fourth Asian Tour title at Indonesian Masters in April, is determined to make amends after finishing second in last year's Selangor Masters golf.