Trio eyes first Asian Tour victory

Thailand's Jazz Janewattananond, Miguel Tabuena of the Philippines and Sri Lanka's Mithun Perera will all be hoping to win their first Asian Tour title at the Bank BRI Indonesia Open.

Jakarta's Pantai Indah Kapuk course will host the tournament from Thursday to Sunday and includes Ireland's Padraig Harrington among the title contenders.

Gaganjeet Bhullar of India will there to defend his title; but the young trio are hoping to cause an upset in Indonesia and snag the  $750,000 pot.

Janewattananond, who is only 19-years-old, told he intends to build on his performance in 2013 where he was tied for the lead in the penultimate round before finishing in joint sixth.

He said: "I was tied for the lead after the third round and on the last day, it was the first time I was in the last group on the Asian Tour. That experience really helped me a lot. If I have a chance to be in contention again, then I will definitely do better than last time."

Tabuena was more prosaic, looking at how the course is playing rather than the end results.

He said: "The course was playing easy on Tuesday but today it was a different animal. The wind will definitely play a huge factor this year. It is a bombers course because you can get away if you don't find the fairway. But like every week, it will all come down to putting."

Perera was the most bullish of the three, saying: "I believe that everyone has a chance to win. It doesn't matter if it is a long or short hitter. If you strike the ball well then you can do well. My game is in good shape and when my game comes together then nobody can stop me."