MAURITIUS – The inaugural EUR1 million (USD1.1 million) AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, which will be played at the Heritage Golf Club from May 7 to 10, is attracting an exciting list of professional golfers, the Asian Tour announced.
Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who won his second European Tour title at the Shenzhen International two weeks ago, South African George Coetzee who also won his second European Tour title at the 2015 Tshwane Open and Australian Scott Hend, one of the most successful international players on the Asian Tour will be among the star-studded cast to headline the inaugural tournament.
AfrAsia Bank global ambassador Hennie Otto who has won 12 titles on the Sunshine Tour, as well as Thomas Levet and Thomas Bjorn who have both won 12 and 15 professional titles respectively, will all feature in the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.
The tournament will be played at the Heritage Golf Cub on Domaine de Bel Ombre, voted one of the Top 10 golf courses in Africa, according to global news broadcaster CNN.
The course was designed by Peter Matkovich, who has also presided over the construction of 20 top-ranked golf courses on the continent, such as Arabella Golf Club in South Africa, and Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club in Zimbabwe.
“We are delighted to be joining the Asian and European Tours in staging the first-ever tri-sanctioned event in Mauritius. We enjoy excellent relationships with both Tours,” said
Selwyn Nathan, Executive Director of the Sunshine Tour.
Mike Kerr, Chief Executive Officer of the Asian Tour said: “The Asian Tour will be represented by a truly eclectic mix of champions from over 15 different nationalities and we look forward to our members performing at the very highest level at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.
This 27-hole facility, which includes an 18-hole par-72 championship layout and a nine hole short course, is not only set in the middle of stunning natural scenery and dotted with small lakes and streams, but also possesses exceptional infrastructure and services. – BusinessNewsAsia.com