PUTRA Cup players Michael Grant and Tang Shu-wah will form the backbone of the Hong Kong team that takes on China at Shenzhen Golf Club starting this morning. They lead a 10-strong Hong Kong team into the two-day event, played in a Ryder Cup-style format. The event, inaugurated in 1990, is for the Staunton Cup, donated by former Golf Association of Hong Kong president Hugh Staunton. He is a member of this year's Hong Kong team, which is skippered by Bertie To Jnr. Today's format will consist of five, four-ball, better-ball contests, with 10 singles matches being played tomorrow. For To, non-playing captain of the national team, the match provides an opportunity to assess the form of several recent arrivals and other potential international players. Arrivals include David Simpson-Brass and Michael Long, while Royal Hong Kong Golf Club champion Jason Kwok, Simon Wilson, Chan Yuen-hong and Siu Kam-piu will be aiming to press their claims as internationals.