Singapore: His card already secured, Indian golfer Sujjan Singh will now look for his maiden win on the Asian Tour when he tees up for the $300,000 ISPS Handa Singapore Classic on Thursday.

The Chandigarh golfer had secured his Asian tour card with a top five finish at the Avantha Masters in February and is now looking to grab his breakthrough win at the revamped Orchid Country Club.

"This course suits my eye and I like it. The weather's here like in India, so that helps. I've been playing well but I think the Avantha Masters was the one big week for me. We've got a few tournaments in a roll and it's time to start playing well," said Sujjan, who is currently 10th on the Asian Tour Money List with $108,318 to his name.

"Having secured my card at Avantha with a tied fifth place, the pressure's (of getting a card) is off and I can go out and play now. The courses on the Tour are great, the players are great.

"I'm looking forward to some good golf for the next six to eight weeks," added Sujjan, whose wife, Irina Brar, was the leading ladies golfer in India before a back injury forced her to turn to Sports Psychology.

Sujjan has for company a huge contingent from India - as many as 12 others, three of them who have tasted victories in the past and rest who are young and promising Indian talent.

Anirban Lahiri, who grabbed his maiden title in this year's Panasonic Open (India), Gaurav Ghei who has won three times, once dating back to 1995 and Feroz Ali, winner of the Indian Open in 1998.

Other Indians in the field, include Manav Jaini, who has come close to winning Asian Tour events in India many times, Himmat Rai, Ashok Kumar, a big success on domestic circuit, Chiragh Kumar, Vikrant Chopra, seasoned Digvijay Singh, Mandeo Pathania, Vinod Kumar and Abhishek Jha.

The field also includes Australian Kunal Bhasin and Sri Lankan Anura Rohana, who play on the Indian domestic tour also.

Sujjan added, "There's so much that can happen between now and the end of the year. I have to take it one week at a time. I think other than Macau which I played in a few years ago, every other course is a new course for me."

"It does help when you play on a familiar course but the only difference between playing on a new course is you have to prepare yourself a little bit better.

"This week, the greens are little harder than what we're used to. The ball runs a little faster than in India. There are a few adjustments but it probably helps you become a better player. I've been playing average golf since Avantha," he said.

South African Jbe Kruger plans to shed his bridesmaid's tag by securing a first Asian Tour victory at the ISPS Handa Singapore Classic.

The 25-year-old, fourth on the Order of Merit, is the highest ranked player in this week's event.

A strong line-up of Asian Tour stars has gathered in Singapore with title holder Peter Karmis of South Africa, Thai stars Prayad Marksaeng and Pariya Junhasavasdikul, and local favourites Mardan Mamat, Lam Chih Bing and Quincy Quek tipped to sparkle.

Last year, Kruger was pipped to second place by his close friend Karmis which was one of three runner-up finishes he endured on the Asian Tour.

The second edition of the ISPS Handa Singapore Classic will donate $100,000 to the relief and rebuilding efforts following the Japanese tsunami and earthquakes earlier this year.

(Agencies)