The third annual AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open tees off this week at The Heritage Golf Club in Domaine de Bel Ombre, Mauritius.
With a purse of just €1 million, and playing opposite the Hero World Challenge and the Australian PGA Championship, the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open provides an opportunity for those not yet household names to score some early 2018 Race to Dubai points along with a shot of confidence to close out the 2017 calendar year.
The field on the small, picturesque African island is headlined by World No. 22 Louis Oosthuizen – the only top-50 ranked player in the tournament. A trio of 2017 European Tour winners in Dylan Frittelli, Haydn Porteous and Dean Burmester add to a strong South African flavor.
The tournament is tri-sanctioned by the European, Sunshine and Asian Tours, and will also include three of the top four players on the current Asian Tour Order of Merit: first-placed Gavin Green, third-placed Scott Hend and fourth-placed SSP Chawrasia.
Chawrasia held the 18, 36 and 54 hole leads at last week’s UBS Hong Kong Open, before a triple bogey on the 63rd hole ended his dream run. Swede Alexander Björk enters Mauritius fresh off a T2 in Hong Kong.
Date: Nov. 30 – December 2, 2017
Name: AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open
Course: The Heritage Golf Club
Sanctioned: European, Sunshine and Asian Tours
Where: Domaine de Bel Ombre, Mauritius
Distance: Par 71, 6987 yards
Architect: Peter Matkovich
Format: 72-Hole Stroke Play
Purse: €1 million ($1.18M USD)
2016 Winner: Jeunghun Wang
Marquee Players: Louis Oosthuizen, Darren Clarke, Scott Hend, Gavin Green, Dylan Frittelli, SSP Chawrasia, George Coetzee, Jamie Donaldson, Nicolas Colsaerts, Alexander Björk.
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Round 1: Thu. 1:30 – 3:30 AM
Round 2: Fri. 1:30 – 3:30 AM
Round 3: Sat. 1:30 – 3:30 AM
Round 4: Sun. 1:30 – 3:30 AM
Credits: European Tour Media, Getty Images