Just four Australians will tee up in the second last event of the China Tour where Bryden Macpherson is still in the race to claim Order of Merit honours.

Macpherson has been near the top of the earnings table all year, his battle with Korea’s Rak Hyun Cho promising a thrilling finish to the season over the next fortnight.

Both players are in the field at the Chongqing Jiangnan Newtown Kingrun Open and with just $30,000 separating them it promises to be a close finish.

Maverick Antcliff, Kevin Yuan and Corey Hale are also teeing up this week, Antcliff looking to advance on his current fifth place standing on the Order of Merit.

Antcliff posted his best finish of the season at last week’s weather shortened event, the T2 result seeing him move from ninth in the standings.