Asian Tour stars ready to light up TAKE Solutions Masters
Bengaluru, August 4: A strong cast of Asian Tour stars, comprising of over 25 Tour winners, will tee up for the second edition of the TAKE Solutions Masters at the Karnataka Golf Association next week.
The talented 156-man field, made up of players from 20 different countries, will be vying for an increased prize purse of US$350,000 at the co-sanctioned Asian Tour and PGTI event which will take place from August 9 to 12.
Zimbabwean Scott Vincent, the highest-ranked player in ninth place on the latest Asian Tour Habitat for Humanity Order of Merit, will spearhead the international charge against a strong local contingent, which includes Gaganjeet Bhullar, ranked 10th, S.S.P. Chawrasia, Khalin Joshi, Chiragh Kumar and Jeev Milkha Singh.
In-form Vincent, who has had six top-10 finishes so far this season, will continue his chase for a breakthrough win on the region’s premier Tour when he makes his debut appearance in India next week.
“I’m excited to be there. I know it’s Khalin’s (Joshi) hometown. I’m looking forward to him showing us around next week. It’s always exciting to visit a new place. I have spoken to a few guys and everyone said the golf course is fantastic,” said the 26-year-old Vincent.
“The things that I have been working on are starting to come right and they have allowed me to become more consistent. It’s the hard work I think. There’s no magic for me, just hard work and good form,” Vincent added.
Vincent enjoyed a solid year in 2016 after coming through the Qualifying School that year. He claimed three top-10 results to finish in 28th position on the Order of Merit and was named Rookie of the Year.
In 2017, he notched four top-10s to finish in a commendable 17th place on the Order of Merit and retained his Asian Tour card for the 2018 season.
“I took two weeks off after Indonesia Open. I had a good rest and I also did some work, just to make sure things are moving in the right direction. I spent some time with my golf coach in Florida and we worked on a few changes.
“I’m hitting the ball well and putting well so hopefully I can be in contention when the tournament starts next week,” said Vincent.
Other notable players in the field include defending champion Poom Saksansin of Thailand, Miguel Tabuena of the Philippines, as well as Prom Meesawat and Danthai Boonma of Thailand.
TAKE Solutions is a globally-recognised domain-leader in life sciences and supply chain management. This year, TAKE Solutions have raised the prize purse by US$50,000 after a successful edition last year.
The tournament is promoted and managed by Kreeda Events who specialise in presenting world class events. Their aim is to build on the success of last year to develop the tournament into one of the leading events on the Asian Tour.