Golfer An ready for EurAsia Cup challenge

Shah Alam (Malaysia), Jan 4 (IANS) South Korean golfer Byeonghun An is ready to impress when he represents Team Asia in his debut appearance at the EurAsia Cup which gets underway here next week.

An, ranked 29th in the world thanks to a superb 2015, will be among the 12-man squad which will be captained by Jeev Milkha Singh of India at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club from January 15 to 17.

The 24-year-old enjoyed a remarkable season last year where he won once and secured four other top-five results on the European Tour to earn the coveted Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award.

After finishing the year in tied fourth at the Thailand Golf Championship on the Asian Tour, An has now set his sights on helping Team Asia lift the prestigious EurAsia Cup.

“It was good to have a decent year. I am very excited to play in the EurAsia Cup. With Jeev as the captain, the team looks pretty strong. We will be able to compete strongly against Team Europe,” said An.

“I have played quite a bit of match-plays in my career before. It was a bit different but I am very looking forward to it. Hopefully my experience will help the team.”

The EurAsia Cup will feature 24 matches with Day 1 showcasing six Fourball matches followed by six Foursomes matches and 12 Singles matches on the third day. The winning team will share a prize money of $3.6 million while the runners-up will share $1.2 million.

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