DOMINIQUE Boulet and Richard Kan will fly the Hong Kong flag in next month's World Cup Eastern Zone qualifier in Thailand. Boulet and Kan have been selected on the basis of their performances last year when they filled the top two positions on the Hong Kong PGA's Order of Merit. Twenty-six nations from Africa, the Middle East and the Far East were invited to compete in the qualifying tournament of the Heineken-sponsored event at Mission Hills Golf Club in Khao Yai. However, that number has been reduced to 22 with Brunei, Dubai, Ivory Coast and Morocco declining. Regardless of what scores Boulet and Kan post in the 36-hole strokeplay event, they will not become any richer. According to officials of the International Golf Association, no prize money will be paid at the qualifier. Big money, though, will be on offer to the top four teams from the Eastern Zone qualifier. They will win through to the 1994 World Cup finals at Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico in November where they will be guaranteed a slice of the US$1.2 million ($9.4 million) purse. Last year, Kan teamed up with Yau Sui-ming when Hong Kong received a special exemption into the finals at Orlando where they finished a respectable equal 20th in the 32-nation tournament. For Kan, an assistant professional at Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club, it was a memorable World Cup debut as he was paired with Nick Price of Zimbabwe, the recently crowned British Open champion, in the first round. Meanwhile, Boulet, who is currently taking part in a series of tournaments on Taiwan's domestic PGA circuit, has received another boost. The 29-year-old has signed a contract with Howson Sports Far East Ltd to promote the Howson golf equipment range and wear the company's HiPPO clothing series.. Howard Thacker, chairman of Howson Sports UK, visited Hong Kong last week to complete the deal with Boulet. Said Thacker: ''We are delighted to have a player of Dominique's calibre working with us.''