Gangjee shoots best of week to finish 11th #AfrAsiaOpen

Sun 10 May 2015

Gangjee shoots best of week to finish 11th #AfrAsiaOpen

Domaine de Bel Ombre, Mauritius, May 10: India’s Rahil Gangjee saved his best for last, shooting a fine five-under-par 66 to finish tied 11th at the inaugural AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open on Sunday.
Gangjee, who is half Mauritian, wrapped up his campaign at Heritage Golf Club with six birdies against a lone bogey for a seven-under-par 277 total in the €1 million (approximately US$1.1 million) tournament tri-sanctioned by the Asian, European and Sunshine Tours.
“Brilliant,” smiled Gangjee. “To finish with a birdie, it was even better. I had a tough two putt along the ridge but luckily I made the second putt from 10 feet. Conditions were there for the taking and I took a lot from it. You can’t rethink about yesterday (when he shot a 74 to fall out of contention). I didn’t want to get stuck there.”
After missing four straight cuts to start his 2015 campaign, the 36-year-old was delighted to get some money on the board as he performed admirably on his mother’s home land.
“I’ve got a lot from this week. It’s my first cut on the Asian Tour this year and it’s just very positive. There’s nothing else I can take away from this but positivity. I hit my driver and irons well, that’s the main thing.
“In my game, I need to hit the irons well. If I putt well, I will finish top-10 or contend for a win. Hitting my irons well is relevant to my game,” said Gangjee, who is a one-time Asian Tour winner.
“I’ll have a lesson with my coach when I get back before the Bashundhara Bangladesh Open. I’ll spend a few more days in Mauritius, spend time with my wife and family here and celebrate my wife’s birthday on May 16.
“This is a brilliant tournament at a brilliant setting. It was a challenge with the weather initially but it’s turned out perfect. What a beautiful day it is for the spectators. It was nice to have my aunt and wife around this week. We’ll have a bit of a break before going home.”
Note to Editors

  • 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.

  • 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.

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