Philippine Open underway in Manila

The oldest national open championship in Asia, The Philippines Open, returns to the Asian Tour schedule this week after a break of one year in 2013.

This prestigious event will be held at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club in Manila with a prize purse of US$300,000.

Current Asian Tour Order of Merit winner, Anirban Lahiri, who will be tying the knot this month, looks for a fifth win on Tour. If he is successful this week, he will have a strong chance to break into the top-60 in the world and qualify for the U.S. Open in June.

Other stars joining the fray are Prayad Marksaeng, Masahiro Kawamura, Pariya Junhasavasdikul, Lin Wen-tang, Chawalit Plaphol, Arnond Vongvanij, Digvijay Singh, Mardan Mamat and Kieran Pratt.

Local heroes Antonio Lascuna, Angelo Que, Elmer Salvador, Mars Pucay, Miguel Tabuena will join the field at Wack Wack GCC.

Leading Australians in the field are Pratt, Matthew Stieger, Marcus Both, Scott Barr and Sam Brazel.

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