Local hero Siddikur Rahman will aim to bounce back from an uncharacteristic lackluster season on the Asian Tour when he headlines the AB Bank Bangladesh Open which gets underway on Wednesday, reports Asian Tour.com
Siddik, a two-time Asian Tour winner, made only one cut in four starts on the region’s premier
Tour this season but
kept up his hopes of putting up a good showing as he relishes home course advantage at the Kurmitola Golf Club.
The 33-year-old Siddik will also draw confidence from his recent success on the Asian Development Tour where he claimed
his second title at the Kurmitola Golf Club in January before securing another tied-sixth place finish on the same venue two weeks ago.
Siddik will headline the $300,000 Asian Tour event alongside Tour winners Rattanon Wannasrichan and Poom Saksansin of Thailand, two-time Order of Merit champion Jeev Milkha Singh of India, as well as Singaporean veteran Mardan Mamat, who won the tournament in 2015.
Qualifying school graduates Kurt Kitayama of the United States, Shohei Hasegawa of Japan, Australian Steven Jeffress and Miguel Carballo of Argentina will all be vying for top honours at the AB Bank Bangladesh Open.
Other notable players in the 144-man field include India’s Chiragh Kumar, Masahiro Kawamura of Japan, Thammanoon Sriroj of Thailand and China’s Yanwei Liu, who enjoyed a top-10 finish last year.
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