The 45-year-old Chia, who enjoyed a tied-10th finish in last year’s edition, will draw from his good memories when he chases for glory at the Karnataka Golf Association (KGA) Golf Course.
Chia, a two-time Asian Tour winner but not since 2015, will rely on his old swing which helped him to a tied 22nd place finish which was also his first cut in seven attempts at the Royal Cup in Thailand two weeks ago.
Chia struggled with poor ball-striking after making changes to his swing at the start of the season but he is slowly rediscovering his form thanks to advice from Terry Pilkadaris of Australia. After narrowing his stance, Chia is now beginning to strike the ball more consistently.
Bengaluru native Chikkarangappa S. will have unfinished business at the TAKE Solutions Masters where he was in contention before settling for a tied-10th place finish last year. He won the event twice when it was staged on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) in 2014 and 2015.
Coming off a victory on home soil last week, Indonesian Rory Hie will bank on a feel-good factor when he challenges for top honours at the TAKE Solutions Masters. He enjoyed a tied-fourth finish last year to fork his best ever result on the Asian Tour.