As build-ups to golf tournaments go, India's Jyoti Randhawa has had better. After finishing an encouraging ninth place with compatriot Arjun Atwal in the World Cup in the Algarve in Portugal last weekend, Randhawa had been looking forward to competing at the Volvo China Open today to improve on his current third place in the Asian Tour Order of Merit. Unfortunately, preparations have not been ideal. 'I arrived here without my luggage and golf bag from Portugal,' Randhawa explained. 'It could either be stuck in Lisbon, London or Shanghai which was the route I took to get here. I'm not sure when or if it'll get here as the hotel is trying to sort it out with the airlines for me. 'I've got my sponsors Mizuno to provide a set of irons for me and TaylorMade woods, but they are of different makes. 'So I had to go in at the driving range and adjust the lie angle a bit, but it felt OK. 'I'll just have to see how it goes. My game feels good and I'm looking forward to the week. It'll be important for me to finish the year strongly as I'm playing on the European Tour next year.' It was a lot rosier in the garden of Thailand's Thaworn Wiratchant, who leads the Asian Order of Merit and who cemented his place at the top of the heap by winning the Carlsberg Masters Vietnam Open in Hanoi last weekend. The victory put him in a commanding lead in the merit title race and he is seeking to increase that further here. 'Winning last week in Hanoi was nice. I didn't really think I would do it but a 66 in the second round put me in the position to win,' Thaworn said. 'I holed a lot of long putts last week, which always helps, and I guess all my hard practice has helped me to a good year. 'But I will have to play my best for the next three events as Thongchai Jaidee and Randhawa could still beat me to the merit title if anyone of them wins over the next few weeks,' he said.