5 things we learned at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open

Mon 03 Dec 2018

5 things we learned at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open

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Sentosa, Singapore, December 3: It was another exciting week in paradise at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open. Here are some things which transpired during the week. 


  1. You don’t need to have a size advantage to hit it far. Standing at 1.7m tall, the newly-crowned Asian Tour champion Kitayama led the 132-man field in driving distance. He averaged 326.6 yards.
  2. Asian Tour honorary member and international ambassador Ernie Els competed in the event and came in tied-47th. He had designed the course at the Four Seasons Golf Club, Mauritius at Anahita,
  3. India’s Chikkaranggapa S. attained his best result on the Asian Tour after finishing tied-second. He also took home his career's biggest cheque and moved up 45th spots to 25th on the money list, thereby retaining his card for the 2019 season.
  4. Justin Harding showed no signs of slowing down in his chase for the Merit crown on the Asian Tour Habitat for Humanity Standings. He finished in fourth place to close the gap on Merit leader Shubhankar Sharma.
  5. Kitayama is the second Qualifying School graduate to win on the Asian Tour this season. Sitting in a current eighth position on the Merit rankings, Kitayama joins in the hunt with Harding and Sanghyun Park for the Asian Tour Rookie of the Year award.