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Golfer Anirban Lahiri to spearhead Queen's Cup field

Koh Samui (Thailand), May 27 (IANS) Current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader Anirban Lahiri of India will spearhead the field alongside this season's winners, compatriot Rashid Khan and Canadian Richard T. Lee, at the sixth edition of the $300,000 Queen's Cup at the challenging Santiburi Samui Country Club here from June 5-8.

The tournament's Pro-Am will be held June 4 to give opportunity to local amateur golfers to compete alongside Asia's top professionals.

The event will include famous Thai golfers such as 16-time Asian Tour champion Thaworn Wiratchant, who won the event in 2012, Chawalit Plaphol, who triumphed 2011 Queen's Cup, Chinnarat Phadungsil, winner here in 2009, Arnond Vongvanij and Prom Meesawat.

Lahiri's EurAsia Cup teammates Nicholas Fung of Malaysia, Bangladeshi Siddikur Rahman and the team's vice captain Boonchu Ruangkit will also feature in the tournament.

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