The 2016 EurAsia Cup begins on Friday at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Kualar Lumpur, Malaysia. Here is the low-down on team Asia

Asia 2016 EurAsia Cup Team

 

Captain:

Jeev Milkha Singh

EurAsia Cup team Asia Jeev Milkha SinghCountry: India

Age: 44

India’s most successful player is well known on these shores having won four European Tour events including the 2012 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open where he defeated Francesco Molinari on the first play-off hole.

 

The Players:

Anirban Lahiri

EurAsia Cup team Asia Anirban Lahiri

Country: India

Age: 28

Lahiri had a break-out season in 2015 winning two co-sanctioned European and Asian Tour events before a tied fifth finish in the USPGA Championship at Whistling straights.

 

Shiv Chawrasia

EurAsia Cup team Asia Shiv Chowrasia

Country: India

Age: 32

Known as ‘SSP Chawrasia’ he turned pro in 1997 and has two European Tour victories. Finished 4th on the 2015 Asian Tour order of merit.

 

Thongchai Jaidee

EurAsia Cup team Asia Thongchai JaideeCountry: Thailand

Age: 46

Jaidee turned pro back in 1999 and has won seven times on the European Tour including the 2015 Porsche European Open. He was playing-captain for the Asian team in the 2014 EurAsia Cup that ended in a tie.

 

Danny Chia

EurAsia Cup team Asia Danny ChiaCountry: Malaysia

Age: 43

Chia will be playing in front of his home crowd in Kuala Lumpur, the City he calls home. He turned pro in 1996 and finished 8th on the Asian Tour Order of Merit last season that included victory at the Mercuries Taiwan Masters.

 

An Byeong-hun

EurAsia Cup team Asia An Byeong-HunCountry: South Korea

Age: 24

Known as ‘Ben An’, the 2015 European Tour Rookie of the Year is the second-youngest player on the Asian team as well as their highest ranked player in the Official World Golf Rankings. Won the 2015 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth by six shots.

 

Kiradech Aphibarnrat

EurAsia Cup team Asia Kiradech AphibarnratCountry: Thailand

Age: 26

Won twice on the European Tour last season at the Paul Lawrie Match Play and Shenzhen International. Also won the Maybank Malaysian Open in 2013.

 

 

Kim Kyung-tae

EurAsia Cup team Asia KT KimCountry: South Korea

Age: 29

Known as ‘K.T Kim’, he holds the record for Korean victories on the Japan Golf Tour with 10, with five of them coming in 2015.

 

 

Shingo Katayama

EurAsia Cup team Asia Shingo KatayamaCountry: Japan

Age: 42

Shingo played in the Masters 11 years in a row from 1999 to 2009. Recorded a fourth-place finish at Augusta in 2009 and came T4 at the 2001 USPGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

 

The Captain’s picks:

 

Prayad Marksaeng

EurAsia Cup team Asia Prayad MarksaengCountry: Thailand

Age: 49

The oldest player on the Asian team, Prayad has been a pro since 1991 and has nine wins on the Asian Tour including last season’s Queen’s Cup. Also won the 2015 Dunlop Srixon Fukushima Open on the Japan Golf Tour.

 

Wu Ashun

EurAsia Cup team Asia Wu AshunCountry: China

Age: 30

Ashun became the first Chinese golfer to win a European Tour event on home soil last season at the Volvo China Open.

 

 

Wang Jeunghun

EurAsia Cup team Asia Wang JeunghunCountry: South Korea

Age: 20

The youngest on the Asian team by four years, Wang didn’t miss a cut in 16 Asian Tour tournaments last season to finish ninth on the Order of Merit.

 

 

Nicholas Fung

EurAsia Cup team Asia Nicholas FungCountry: Malaysia

Age: 25

Fung, from Kuala Lumpur, played in the 2014 EurAsia Cup, losing his singles match on the 18th to European playing-captain Miguel Angel Jimenez. No major tour wins but does have two victories on the Asian Development Tour.