AFRASIA BANK MAURITIUS OPEN 2017
ABOUT THE AFRASIA BANK MAURITIUS OPEN
Heritage Resorts is hosting the third edition of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, the only tri-sanctioned golf tournament in the world endorsed by the European, Asian and Sunshine Tours.
The AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open will be played at the #1 ranked Heritage Golf Club from 30 November – 3 December, 2017 where 156 of the world’s top golf professionals of the 3 endorsing tours will be competing for the 1 million Euro prize fund.
GOLFING FEVER HAS TAKEN OVER HERITAGE RESORTS
FRENCH PLAYER, ROMAIN LANGASQUE CONFIRMED TO PLAY AT THE AFRASIA BANK MAURITIUS OPEN
The young Frenchman became the first active Challenge Tour player to tee it up at the Masters Tournament after winning the 2015 Amateur Championship at Carnoustie. He then went on to shoot 31 in his final nine holes to tie the record for the lowest back nine score by an amateur in Masters history. An outstanding maiden season on the Road to Oman saw him finish runner-up three times and notch up three further top fives as he ultimately finished ninth in the Rankings. He is attached to St Donat Golf Club near Cannes and has seven other amateur victories to his name. We cannot wait to watch
DYLAN ASHLEY FRITTELLI, SOUTH AFRICAN PRO GOLFER PLAYING AT THE AFRASIA BANK MAURITIUS OPEN
Born in Johannesburg, Frittelli played college golf at the University of Texas, where he won the decisive match to lead his team to victory at the 2012 NCAA Championship. Frittelli turned professional after that victory and played on the European Tour. He started 2013 with a second place finish in the Telkom PGA Championship behind Jaco Van Zyl and played most of that year on the Challenge Tour, winning his first tour event at the Kärnten Golf Open in June. Frittelli's performances in early 2013 lifted him into the world top-300. 2016 was a successful year with second place in the Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open, a tie for second in the Tayto Northern Ireland Open and then a second win on the Challenge Tour in the Rolex Trophy. In 2017 a tie for second place in the Eye of Africa PGA Championship and a playoff defeat in the Volvo China Open lifted him into the world top-100 for the first time. In June he won his first European Tour event, the Lyoness Open.
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN CO DESIGN OUR SECOND GOLF COURSE
The second 18-hole championship course at Heritage Resorts will be co designed by Major champion Louis Oosthuizen and renowned designer Peter Matkovich. Heritage Golf Club has been bestowed with the title of "Best Golf Course in the Indian Ocean for the past three years at the World Golf Awards emphasizing the quality and reputation of the course creating the need for a second golf course to be built. This course will be Louis Oosthuizen’s first ever golf course design. Read more
BRANDON STONE WILL COMPETE AT THE AFRASIA BANK MAURITIUS OPEN 2017
Brandon Stone has confirmed his participation to the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open which will be held at Heritage Resorts from the 30th November to the 3rd of December 2017. Stone a South African professional player plays on the European and Sunshine Tour. In 2016, making his second European Tour start as a full member, Stone won the BMW South African Open and Alfred Dunhill Championship.
GET READY FOR AN AMAZING WEEK OF GOLF!
In May 2015, Heritage Golf Club made international golfing history by playing host to the first ever tri-sanctioned golf tournament in the world endorsed by the European, Sunshine and Asian Tours, The AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open. In so doing, it became the first Indian Ocean course to host a European Tour Event and part of the exclusive “Race to Dubai” calendar. The tournament is coming back to Heritage Golf Club from 30th November – 3 December 2017 and will be attracting top international players. This 72-hole stroke play championship will oppose 158 professional golf players, comprising of 40 top players from each of the participating tours during a four-day event. The scores from this tournament count towards the individual tours’ Order of Merit and Race to Dubai with a total prize fund for the taking of 1 million Euros. Read More
MAJOR GROWTH FOR THE TRI-SANCTIONED 2017 AFRASIA BANK MAURITIUS OPEN
At the official launch of this year’s tournament at the Heritage Le Telfair Golf and Spa Resort on Domaine De Bel Ombre on Thursday 16 March, it was announced that this tri-sanctioned tournament between the European Tour, Asian Tour and Sunshine Tour will feature an increased field of 156 professionals.The tournament – featuring a prize fund of €1 million and contested by players from over 30 countries – will also feature a new date on the European Tour calendar of 30 November to 3 December, making it the second counting event on The 2018 Race to Dubai.
The 2015 edition of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open held in May 2015 was the first ever tri-sanctioned golf tournament endorsed by the Sunshine, European and Asian Tours.
The 2015 edition drew top performing golfers from each of the three participating Tours and showcased the world class facilities of the best golf course in the Indian Ocean, Heritage Golf Club (World Golf Awards 2014,2015 &2016).
The exceptional golf event came with big names: the winner of the BMW PGA Championship / DP World Tour Championship, Simon Khan (England) and winners of Race to Dubai tournaments, Andrew Dodt (Australia), Thomas BJØRN (Denmark), Thorbjørn OLESEN (Denmark), Scott HEND (Australia) as well as Mikael Lundberg (Sweden), George Coetzee (South Africa) and Jaco Van Zyl (South Africa). In the second round of the inaugural tournament in 2015, Spain's Javier Colomo made a hole-in-one the par-4 on the 9th hole, the first par four ace in the history of all three co-sanctioning tours. George Coetzee was crowned the champion of the 2015 edition after playing the 18th hole three times and will be back to defend his title in 2017.
The AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open edition 2016 was held at the Four Seasons Golf Club at Anahita.
The most important golf event on the island and only tri-sanctioned tournament endorsed by the European, Asian and Sunshine Tours.
With a field of 126 international players facing each other to win a prize fund of € 1 000 000, the 2016 edition attracted some of the greatest international players such as Li Haotong, the 20 year old Chinese prodigy and winner of the Volvo China Open in April in 2016; Thomas Levet one of the greatest French players; Australian Scott Hend, recent winner of the True Thailand Classic in March 2016, and George Coetzee, South African player and defending champion of the inaugural edition of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open held at the Heritage Resorts in 2015. Jeunghun Wang claimed the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open title after an intense battle with Siddikur Rahman on the 15th of May 2016 at the Four Seasons Golf Club, Anahita.
This win made Wang the first player to win in consecutive weeks since Rory McIIroy claimed the WGC Bridgestone Invitational followed by the US PGA championship in 2014.
JACO VAN ZYL
Heritage Resorts Brand Amabassador
Winner of the 2015 edition
DYLAN ASHLEY FRITTELI