Manila, Phillipines: Fresh from his first Asian Tour victory outside India, Order of Merit leader Anirban Lahiri will spearhead the country's challenge in the star-studded cast gunning for glory at the USD 300,000 ICTSI Philippine Open from May 15 to 18 in Manila.
The in-form Lahiri won his fourth Asian Tour title in Indonesia last week and he will take aim at cementing his position atop the summit with another victory at the challenging Wack Wack Golf and Country Club.
He will be joined by EurAsia Cup teammates Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand, an eight-time Asian Tour winner, Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh, Boonchu Ruangkit of Thailand and Nicholas Fung of Malaysia.
The home charge will be led by Angelo Que of the Philippines, who won his National Open in 2008, the talented Miguel Tabuena, Frankie Minoza, Casius Casas and Antonio Lascuna. Lahiri is enjoying a hot streak after sensationally contributing two points in Team Asia's draw with Team Europe in the inaugural EurAsia Cup in Malaysia in March.