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AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at Anahita

Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita, Coastal Road. Beau Champ

€1,000,000

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November 29 - December 02

Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita, Coastal Road. Beau Champ

€1,000,000

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Round 1

Perez takes a share of the lead in Mauritius

November 29, 2018

Victor Perez continued his impressive recent run of form as he signed for an eight under par round of 64 to take a share of the lead at the end of round one at the tri-sanctioned Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open at Anahita.

Perez takes a share of the lead in Mauritius, © Getty Images

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“I've been playing a lot of good golf lately. It's been a really good streak, a little hard to believe in golf when we know how the highs and the lows can be. I'm trying to ride this wave out as long as possible and it showed again in this first round."

The Frenchman graduated from the Challenge Tour in style after winning the Foshan Open last month before coming second at the Ras Al Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final in his next event.

He started life on the 2019 Race to Dubai with a tied third place finish in Hong Kong last week and brought his sparkling form to the paradise island of Mauritius, carding nine birdies and a single bogey to sit alongside India's S. Chikkarangappa at the top of the leaderboard at the Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita.

“I don't really know what was going right, I was kind of in the zone. I was just trying to go shot after shot. There were some opportunities out there with no wind on the par fives. I drove the second in two, hitting driver on my second shot gave me a tap in for birdie."

“After missing a short putt for birdie on one, that kept the round going after birdieing 18. I missed that opportunity after the turn on one and the birdie on two really kept it going. Then I was able to birdie three, four and nine to finish which was awesome.”

Jaco Van Zyl of South Africa is joined on seven under par by Kurt Kitayama of the United States and Japan's Masahiro Kawamura after they both carded seven birdies in their bogey-free rounds of 65.

“It's the first round of a new season," said Van Zyl, "so it's really nice to get off to a good solid start. I played nicely and it was a really nice finish. I was going well and then I finished birdie-eagle."

“The early tee time was good. The course is in absolutely fantastic condition considering the amount of rain they had on Monday and Tuesday. The greens are grainy. Coming from South Africa, I think we're very fortunate. We get to play very different golf courses all the time all over the country. I lived on the East Coast of South Africa for a while and the greens are very similar to these. But, as I said, they're absolutely pure.”

Meanwhile, England's Lee Slattery and Justin Harding of South Africa finished their rounds with eagles at the 18th to sit two shots further back on five under par alongside Frenchman Matthieu Pavon, Malcolm Kokocinski of Sweden, Austria's Matthias Schwab and South Africans Oliver Bekker and Alex Haindl.

“I didn't expect much from this week," said Slattery. "It was a tough three weeks, the last three events of the season. I think I probably played to much and put a lot of pressure on myself to do well in those events. There's so much to play for in those big events and they come at the end of the year when you've played so much golf – it's tricky."

“I've had nine days not touching the clubs over the last couple of weeks and it's been really nice, just spending time with the family and not even thinking about golf. To go out today, it felt like I was starting again almost. Really enjoyed it."

"There were a few English supporters in the grandstands at the last and they managed to get the eagle ball. I made two lovely shots there but I played solid all day really. Made one mistake on 17 which cost me a bogey, but I was never really in trouble.”

Jordan Smith of England and American Paul Peterson are then amongst a group of nine players in a tie for 13 th place on four under par.

Pos.
Player
Nat
Today
R1
T1
Seenappa Chikkarangappa
IND
-8
64
T1
Victor Perez
FRA
-8
64
T3
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
-7
65
T3
Kurt Kitayama
USA
-7
65
T3
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
-7
65
T6
Alex Haindl
RSA
-5
67
T6
Justin Harding
RSA
-5
67
T6
Lee Slattery
ENG
-5
67
T6
Malcolm Kokocinski
SWE
-5
67
T6
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-5
67
T6
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-5
67
T6
Oliver Bekker
RSA
-5
67
T13
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
-4
68
T13
Jordan Smith
ENG
-4
68
T13
Keith Horne
RSA
-4
68
T13
Merrick Bremner
RSA
-4
68
T13
Paul Peterson
USA
-4
68
T13
Philip Eriksson
SWE
-4
68
T13
Rourke Van Der Spuy
RSA
-4
68
T13
Travis Smyth
AUS
-4
68
T13
Viraj Madappa
IND
-4
68
T22
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
-3
69
T22
Berry Henson
USA
-3
69
T22
David Drysdale
SCO
-3
69
T22
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-3
69
T22
Ernie Els
RSA
-3
69
T22
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
-3
69
T22
George Coetzee
RSA
-3
69
T22
Jens Dantorp
SWE
-3
69
T22
Lionel Weber
FRA
-3
69
T22
Trevor Fisher Jnr
RSA
-3
69
T22
Tyrone Ryan
RSA
-3
69
T33
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
-2
70
T33
Antoine Rozner
FRA
-2
70
T33
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-2
70
T33
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
-2
70
T33
Doug McGuigan
RSA
-2
70
T33
Estiaan Conradie
RSA
-2
70
T33
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
-2
70
T33
Garth Mulroy
RSA
-2
70
T33
Grant Forrest
SCO
-2
70
T33
Jaco Ahlers
RSA
-2
70
T33
Jbe Kruger
RSA
-2
70
T33
Jesse Yap
SGP
-2
70
T33
Joel Girrbach
SWE
-2
70
T33
John Catlin
USA
-2
70
T33
Jose-Filipe Lima
POR
-2
70
T33
Julien Brun
FRA
-2
70
T33
Kim Koivu
FIN
-2
70
T33
Marcel Siem
GER
-2
70
T33
Mohammad Siddikur Rahman
BAN
-2
70
T33
Niall Turner
IRL
-2
70
T33
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
-2
70
T33
Romain Langasque
FRA
-2
70
T33
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-2
70
T33
Udayan Mane
IND
-2
70
T57
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-1
71
T57
Anton Karlsson
SWE
-1
71
T57
Bae-Jong Park
KOR
-1
71
T57
Clement Sordet
FRA
-1
71
T57
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-1
71
T57
Jack Harrison
ENG
-1
71
T57
Jean Hugo
RSA
-1
71
T57
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
-1
71
T57
MJ Viljoen
RSA
-1
71
T57
Madalitso Muthiya
ZAM
-1
71
T57
Marc Ong
SIN
-1
71
T57
Max Schmitt
GER
-1
71
T57
Michael Palmer
RSA
-1
71
T57
Ockie Strydom
RSA
-1
71
T57
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
-1
71
T57
Richard Sterne
RSA
-1
71
T57
Scott Gregory
ENG
-1
71
T57
Stuart Manley
WAL
-1
71
T57
William Liu
CHN
-1
71
T57
Yi-Keun Chang
KOR
-1
71
T77
Adria Arnaus
ESP
Par
72
T77
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
Par
72
T77
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
Par
72
T77
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
Par
72
T77
Dawie van der Walt
RSA
Par
72
T77
Derick Petersen
RSA
Par
72
T77
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
Par
72
T77
Gregory Havret
FRA
Par
72
T77
Hennie Du Plessis
RSA
Par
72
T77
Ivan Cantero
ESP
Par
72
T77
Jake Roos
RSA
Par
72
T77
James Kamte
RSA
Par
72
T77
Jarin Todd
USA
Par
72
T77
Jean-Paul Strydom
RSA
Par
72
T77
Junya Kameshiro
JAP
Par
72
T77
Karandeep Kochhar
IND
Par
72
T77
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
Par
72
T77
Matthew Jordan
ENG
Par
72
T77
Mitchell Slorach
SGP
Par
72
T77
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
Par
72
T77
Rhys Enoch
WAL
Par
72
T77
Steve Lewton
ENG
Par
72
T77
Zander Lombard
RSA
Par
72
T100
Adilson Da Silva
BRA
1
73
T100
Arjun Atwal
IND
1
73
T100
Bowen Xiao
CHN
1
73
T100
Casey O'Toole
USA
1
73
T100
Danie van Tonder
RSA
1
73
T100
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
1
73
T100
J. J. Senekal
RSA
1
73
T100
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
1
73
T100
Liam Johnston
SCO
1
73
T100
Louis De Jager
RSA
1
73
T100
Oliver Wilson
ENG
1
73
T100
Steve Surry
ENG
1
73
T100
Wenchong Liang
CHN
1
73
T113
Basil Wright
RSA
2
74
T113
Ben Evans
ENG
2
74
T113
Bryce Easton
RSA
2
74
T113
David Lipsky
USA
2
74
T113
Hennie Otto
RSA
2
74
T113
Matias Calderon
CHI
2
74
T113
Per Laengfors
SWE
2
74
T113
Simon Griffiths
ENG
2
74
T113
Toto Thimba Jr.
RSA
2
74
T113
Vaughn Groenewald
RSA
2
74
T123
Aman Raj
IND
3
75
T123
Andre de Decker
RSA
3
75
T123
Christoffer Baumann
SWE
3
75
T123
Jared Harvey
RSA
3
75
T123
Justin Walters
RSA
3
75
T123
Keenan Davidse
RSA
3
75
T123
Khai Jie Low
MAL
3
75
T123
Lyle Rowe
RSA
3
75
T123
Marc Cayeux
ZIM
3
75
T123
Paul Harris
USA
3
75
T123
Rhys West
RSA
3
75
T123
Settee Prakongvech
THA
3
75
T135
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
4
76
T135
Haydn Porteous
RSA
4
76
T135
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
4
76
T135
Matteo Manassero
ITA
4
76
T135
Neil Schietekat
RSA
4
76
T135
Samarth Dwivedi
IND
4
76
T135
Steven Lecuyer
CAN
4
76
T135
Ulrich van den Berg
RSA
4
76
T143
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
5
77
T143
Jaco Prinsloo
RSA
5
77
T143
Jyoti Randhawa
IND
5
77
T143
Khalin Joshi
IND
5
77
T143
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
5
77
T143
Pierre Pellegrin
MUS
5
77
T149
Abdul Hadi
SGP
6
78
T149
Ruan De Smidt
RSA
6
78
T149
Shohei Hasegawa
JAP
6
78
T152
Carlos Pigem
ESP
7
79
T152
David Gleeson
AUS
7
79
154
Espen Kofstad
NOR
9
81
155
Adriel Poonan
RSA
13
85
RET
Himmat Rai
IND
Par
-
Pos.
Player
Nat
Today
R1
T1
Seenappa Chikkarangappa
IND
-8
64
T1
Victor Perez
FRA
-8
64
T3
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
-7
65
T3
Kurt Kitayama
USA
-7
65
T3
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
-7
65
T6
Alex Haindl
RSA
-5
67
T6
Justin Harding
RSA
-5
67
T6
Lee Slattery
ENG
-5
67
T6
Malcolm Kokocinski
SWE
-5
67
T6
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-5
67
T6
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-5
67
T6
Oliver Bekker
RSA
-5
67
T13
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
-4
68
T13
Jordan Smith
ENG
-4
68
T13
Keith Horne
RSA
-4
68
T13
Merrick Bremner
RSA
-4
68
T13
Paul Peterson
USA
-4
68
T13
Philip Eriksson
SWE
-4
68
T13
Rourke Van Der Spuy
RSA
-4
68
T13
Travis Smyth
AUS
-4
68
T13
Viraj Madappa
IND
-4
68
T22
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
-3
69
T22
Berry Henson
USA
-3
69
T22
David Drysdale
SCO
-3
69
T22
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-3
69
T22
Ernie Els
RSA
-3
69
T22
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
-3
69
T22
George Coetzee
RSA
-3
69
T22
Jens Dantorp
SWE
-3
69
T22
Lionel Weber
FRA
-3
69
T22
Trevor Fisher Jnr
RSA
-3
69
T22
Tyrone Ryan
RSA
-3
69
T33
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
-2
70
T33
Antoine Rozner
FRA
-2
70
T33
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-2
70
T33
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
-2
70
T33
Doug McGuigan
RSA
-2
70
T33
Estiaan Conradie
RSA
-2
70
T33
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
-2
70
T33
Garth Mulroy
RSA
-2
70
T33
Grant Forrest
SCO
-2
70
T33
Jaco Ahlers
RSA
-2
70
T33
Jbe Kruger
RSA
-2
70
T33
Jesse Yap
SGP
-2
70
T33
Joel Girrbach
SWE
-2
70
T33
John Catlin
USA
-2
70
T33
Jose-Filipe Lima
POR
-2
70
T33
Julien Brun
FRA
-2
70
T33
Kim Koivu
FIN
-2
70
T33
Marcel Siem
GER
-2
70
T33
Mohammad Siddikur Rahman
BAN
-2
70
T33
Niall Turner
IRL
-2
70
T33
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
-2
70
T33
Romain Langasque
FRA
-2
70
T33
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-2
70
T33
Udayan Mane
IND
-2
70
T57
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-1
71
T57
Anton Karlsson
SWE
-1
71
T57
Bae-Jong Park
KOR
-1
71
T57
Clement Sordet
FRA
-1
71
T57
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-1
71
T57
Jack Harrison
ENG
-1
71
T57
Jean Hugo
RSA
-1
71
T57
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
-1
71
T57
MJ Viljoen
RSA
-1
71
T57
Madalitso Muthiya
ZAM
-1
71
T57
Marc Ong
SIN
-1
71
T57
Max Schmitt
GER
-1
71
T57
Michael Palmer
RSA
-1
71
T57
Ockie Strydom
RSA
-1
71
T57
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
-1
71
T57
Richard Sterne
RSA
-1
71
T57
Scott Gregory
ENG
-1
71
T57
Stuart Manley
WAL
-1
71
T57
William Liu
CHN
-1
71
T57
Yi-Keun Chang
KOR
-1
71
T77
Adria Arnaus
ESP
Par
72
T77
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
Par
72
T77
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
Par
72
T77
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
Par
72
T77
Dawie van der Walt
RSA
Par
72
T77
Derick Petersen
RSA
Par
72
T77
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
Par
72
T77
Gregory Havret
FRA
Par
72
T77
Hennie Du Plessis
RSA
Par
72
T77
Ivan Cantero
ESP
Par
72
T77
Jake Roos
RSA
Par
72
T77
James Kamte
RSA
Par
72
T77
Jarin Todd
USA
Par
72
T77
Jean-Paul Strydom
RSA
Par
72
T77
Junya Kameshiro
JAP
Par
72
T77
Karandeep Kochhar
IND
Par
72
T77
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
Par
72
T77
Matthew Jordan
ENG
Par
72
T77
Mitchell Slorach
SGP
Par
72
T77
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
Par
72
T77
Rhys Enoch
WAL
Par
72
T77
Steve Lewton
ENG
Par
72
T77
Zander Lombard
RSA
Par
72
T100
Adilson Da Silva
BRA
1
73
T100
Arjun Atwal
IND
1
73
T100
Bowen Xiao
CHN
1
73
T100
Casey O'Toole
USA
1
73
T100
Danie van Tonder
RSA
1
73
T100
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
1
73
T100
J. J. Senekal
RSA
1
73
T100
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
1
73
T100
Liam Johnston
SCO
1
73
T100
Louis De Jager
RSA
1
73
T100
Oliver Wilson
ENG
1
73
T100
Steve Surry
ENG
1
73
T100
Wenchong Liang
CHN
1
73
T113
Basil Wright
RSA
2
74
T113
Ben Evans
ENG
2
74
T113
Bryce Easton
RSA
2
74
T113
David Lipsky
USA
2
74
T113
Hennie Otto
RSA
2
74
T113
Matias Calderon
CHI
2
74
T113
Per Laengfors
SWE
2
74
T113
Simon Griffiths
ENG
2
74
T113
Toto Thimba Jr.
RSA
2
74
T113
Vaughn Groenewald
RSA
2
74
T123
Aman Raj
IND
3
75
T123
Andre de Decker
RSA
3
75
T123
Christoffer Baumann
SWE
3
75
T123
Jared Harvey
RSA
3
75
T123
Justin Walters
RSA
3
75
T123
Keenan Davidse
RSA
3
75
T123
Khai Jie Low
MAL
3
75
T123
Lyle Rowe
RSA
3
75
T123
Marc Cayeux
ZIM
3
75
T123
Paul Harris
USA
3
75
T123
Rhys West
RSA
3
75
T123
Settee Prakongvech
THA
3
75
T135
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
4
76
T135
Haydn Porteous
RSA
4
76
T135
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
4
76
T135
Matteo Manassero
ITA
4
76
T135
Neil Schietekat
RSA
4
76
T135
Samarth Dwivedi
IND
4
76
T135
Steven Lecuyer
CAN
4
76
T135
Ulrich van den Berg
RSA
4
76
T143
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
5
77
T143
Jaco Prinsloo
RSA
5
77
T143
Jyoti Randhawa
IND
5
77
T143
Khalin Joshi
IND
5
77
T143
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
5
77
T143
Pierre Pellegrin
MUS
5
77
T149
Abdul Hadi
SGP
6
78
T149
Ruan De Smidt
RSA
6
78
T149
Shohei Hasegawa
JAP
6
78
T152
Carlos Pigem
ESP
7
79
T152
David Gleeson
AUS
7
79
154
Espen Kofstad
NOR
9
81
155
Adriel Poonan
RSA
13
85
RET
Himmat Rai
IND
Par
-