RICHARD Kan will make his World Cup debut for Hong Kong at the Lake Nona Club in Florida in November. The Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club assistant professional will team up with veteran campaigner Yau Sui-ming to fly the territory's flag in the US$1.2 million tournament. ''It's a great thrill to be selected for such a big event and I'll be practising hard in the next few months,'' said 33-year-old Kan, who has never been to the US. While there was joy for reigning Hong Kong PGA Order of Merit champion Kan, there was disappointment for Dominique Boulet. Boulet outscored Yau in last year's World Cup in Spain and had hoped to retain his place in the team. However, Joe Hardwick, captain of the HKPGA, said the selection was based on the 1992 Order of Merit standings in which Yau finished second behind Kan. Yau, 38, has been the linchpin of Hong Kong international teams for the past decade. Kan has been the territory's most consistent performer over the past year. He was the leading home player in February's Hong Kong Open at Fanling and was also the outstanding Hong Kong player in May's Alfred Dunhill Cup World qualifying tournament in Taiwan where he returned a 72-hole aggregate of 292 - three better than Yau and six ahead of Boulet. Kan has just returned from Taipei where he finished 31st in the Taiwan Masters and 34th in the Taiwan PGA with a highly respectable four-round total of even-par 288.