Louis Oosthuizen Building off His Debut at First World Tri-Sanctioned Golf Tournament in Mauritius at the Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open

Louis Oosthuizen at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open 2017

The wind really picked up and there are some good holes out there. A lot of risk and reward. You’ve got to be careful because there are hurdles along the way the whole time.

156 golf professionals gather at The Heritage Golf Club from the 30th November to the 3rd December 2017 for the third edition of the €1 million tournament, the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, tri-sanctioned by the Sunshine, European and Asian Tours. One of the most diverse fields on the European Tour with over 30 nationalities gather at the Heritage Golf Club, host venue of this prestigious tournament which was awarded for the fourth consecutive year been “ Best Golf Course in the Indian Ocean” at the World Golf Awards.

“The AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open is growing each year as well as the quality of the field and the organisation of the tournament. It is our privilege to be show casing the best of Mauritian golf from the fairways and greens of the Heritage Golf Club and we are extremely proud to be the organiser and host venue of the 3rd edition of this unique tournament in the world.” Jonathan Menteath, General Manager of Heritage Golf Club.

2010 Open champion, Louis Oosthuizen, one of two Major winners in the field is joined by 2011 Open champion Darren Clarke. Oosthuizen, participating for the first time to this tri-sanctioned tournament between the Sunshine, European and Asian Tours is enthusiastic.

The tri-sanctioned field of European, Sunshine and Asian Tour players also includes three of the top four players on the current Asian Tour Order of Merit in leader Gavin Green, third-placed Scott Hend and fourth-placed SSP Chawrasia. Swede Alexander Björk is in Mauritius on the back of finishing tied second in Hong Kong. And Dylan Frittelli, Haydn Porteous and Dean Burmester add to a strong South African challenge as winners on the European Tour this year.

An impressive field gearing up for what is sure to be a riveting game, on what has long been considered one of the most breath-taking courses in Mauritius – and in the world. Tucked between the azure waters of the Indian Ocean and bright green rolling hills and mountains, Heritage Golf Club boasts spectacular…

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