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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 3

Harding chases down Mauritius lead

December 01, 2018

In-form Justin Harding fired a stunning 64 to equal the low round of the week and catch overnight leader Kurt Kitayama heading in to the final day at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open leaderboard.

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“I never really like to think about things as I walk down the holes but I really felt like I played pretty well today. I had good control, especially in the first 10, 13 holes. I kind of felt like I could birdie every hole out there."

“It's a tough day though because, at this golf course, if you miss it in the wrong spot you're going to get hurt. I thought there were some good pins out there, especially on the back nine. Ones where if you're on the wrong side of the holes, you had no chance. So, I kind of managed my game well. Hit it to 20 feet where I could and see if I could make a putt."

“I enjoy being up there. Its good. I have a pretty good attitude in terms of holding leads. I kind of like the guys coming at me rather than having to chase. I sometimes get in my own way when I'm chasing. So, I'm looking forward to it. It's nice, I'm quite happy. It's a job well done.”

The South African, who has won twice on both the Asian Tour and the Sunshine Tour in 2018, has a first European Tour title in his sights after joining Kitayama at 16 under par with a bogey-free round at the Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita.

Qualifying School graduate Kitayama of the United States had soared into the halfway lead after back-to-back rounds of 65, and he carded three birdies and a single bogey in a third-round 70 to stay on top.

“Today played a little tougher. Being in the last group added a little more pressure. I made two birdies in the first four holes and I grinded it out, made a bogey on the back followed it up with another birdie."

“It was windy in the first two rounds and it was tricky in that way. I was trying to adjust to that. I just didn't hit as well as I did on the first two days."

India's S Chikkarangappa, Frenchman Matthieu Pavon and Masahiro Kawamura of Japan - who also secured his 2019 European Tour card through Qualifying School - are three shots behind the co-leaders on 13 under par.

“Over the front nine, I felt like I was playing football on the golf course," said Chikkarangappa. "I have only hit two greens in regulation and somehow managed to make the turn at even par. I managed to pull back in the end. The birdies on 17 th and 18 th were very important for me to get back in the hunt."

“After shooting eight-under par on Thursday, I have always thought about finishing at the top. I dreamed of winning an Asian Tour event and a European Tour event. Fortunately, I'm in a good position to do that as I'm just three shots behind. I just need to go out there and play like how I did during the first round and that should do the work for me.”

Victor Perez of France is in sixth place at 12 under par, with Ireland's Gavin Moynihan one shot further back. South African Oliver Bekker, Germany's Max Schmitt, Clément Sordet of France and Scot Grant Forrest are all on ten under par.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
Justin Harding
RSA
-16
67
69
64
200
T1
Kurt Kitayama
USA
-16
65
65
70
200
T3
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
-13
65
71
67
203
T3
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-13
67
66
70
203
T3
Seenappa Chikkarangappa
IND
-13
64
68
71
203
6
Victor Perez
FRA
-12
64
69
71
204
7
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
-11
69
65
71
205
T8
Clement Sordet
FRA
-10
71
67
68
206
T8
Grant Forrest
SCO
-10
70
71
65
206
T8
Max Schmitt
GER
-10
71
66
69
206
T8
Oliver Bekker
RSA
-10
67
69
70
206
T12
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
-9
69
70
68
207
T12
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-9
69
70
68
207
T12
Lee Slattery
ENG
-9
67
69
71
207
T12
Romain Langasque
FRA
-9
70
72
65
207
T16
Adilson Da Silva
BRA
-8
73
67
68
208
T16
Antoine Rozner
FRA
-8
70
68
70
208
T16
Jbe Kruger
RSA
-8
70
67
71
208
T16
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
-8
70
67
71
208
T16
Trevor Fisher Jnr
RSA
-8
69
66
73
208
T21
Alex Haindl
RSA
-7
67
72
70
209
T21
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-7
70
68
71
209
T21
Jack Harrison
ENG
-7
71
70
68
209
T21
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-7
70
71
68
209
T21
William Liu
CHN
-7
71
67
71
209
T21
Yi-Keun Chang
KOR
-7
71
68
70
209
T27
Berry Henson
USA
-6
69
71
70
210
T27
Ernie Els
RSA
-6
69
70
71
210
T27
Jean Hugo
RSA
-6
71
67
72
210
T27
Keith Horne
RSA
-6
68
71
71
210
T27
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-6
67
71
72
210
T32
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
-5
70
68
73
211
T32
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-5
72
69
70
211
T32
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-5
76
65
70
211
T32
Jordan Smith
ENG
-5
68
72
71
211
T32
Rourke Van Der Spuy
RSA
-5
68
72
71
211
T37
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-4
71
68
73
212
T37
George Coetzee
RSA
-4
69
72
71
212
T37
Jaco Ahlers
RSA
-4
70
70
72
212
T37
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
-4
71
70
71
212
T37
Kim Koivu
FIN
-4
70
71
71
212
T37
Lionel Weber
FRA
-4
69
69
74
212
T37
Malcolm Kokocinski
SWE
-4
67
71
74
212
T37
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
-4
71
68
73
212
T37
Tyrone Ryan
RSA
-4
69
72
71
212
T46
Adria Arnaus
ESP
-3
72
66
75
213
T46
Gregory Havret
FRA
-3
72
68
73
213
T46
Mohammad Siddikur Rahman
BAN
-3
70
70
73
213
T46
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-3
72
69
72
213
T50
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-2
76
66
72
214
T50
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
-2
65
75
74
214
T50
Joel Girrbach
SWE
-2
70
72
72
214
T50
Philip Eriksson
SWE
-2
68
72
74
214
T54
Dawie van der Walt
RSA
-1
72
69
74
215
T54
Estiaan Conradie
RSA
-1
70
70
75
215
T54
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
-1
68
73
74
215
T54
Paul Peterson
USA
-1
68
72
75
215
T54
Stuart Manley
WAL
-1
71
70
74
215
T54
Udayan Mane
IND
-1
70
72
73
215
T60
Bowen Xiao
CHN
1
73
67
77
217
T60
Hennie Otto
RSA
1
74
68
75
217
T60
Viraj Madappa
IND
1
68
74
75
217
T63
David Drysdale
SCO
2
69
70
79
218
T63
Julien Brun
FRA
2
70
72
76
218
T63
Merrick Bremner
RSA
2
68
68
82
218
CUT
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-1
71
72
-
143
CUT
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
-1
72
71
-
143
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
-1
76
67
-
143
CUT
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
-1
73
70
-
143
CUT
Ivan Cantero
ESP
-1
72
71
-
143
CUT
James Kamte
RSA
-1
72
71
-
143
CUT
Madalitso Muthiya
ZAM
-1
71
72
-
143
CUT
Marc Cayeux
ZIM
-1
75
68
-
143
CUT
Niall Turner
IRL
-1
70
73
-
143
CUT
Steve Surry
ENG
-1
73
70
-
143
CUT
Toto Thimba Jr.
RSA
-1
74
69
-
143
CUT
Travis Smyth
AUS
-1
68
75
-
143
CUT
Aman Raj
IND
Par
75
69
-
144
CUT
Derick Petersen
RSA
Par
72
72
-
144
CUT
Doug McGuigan
RSA
Par
70
74
-
144
CUT
Hennie Du Plessis
RSA
Par
72
72
-
144
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
Par
72
72
-
144
CUT
Louis De Jager
RSA
Par
73
71
-
144
CUT
Michael Palmer
RSA
Par
71
73
-
144
CUT
Oliver Wilson
ENG
Par
73
71
-
144
CUT
Steve Lewton
ENG
Par
72
72
-
144
CUT
Wenchong Liang
CHN
Par
73
71
-
144
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
Par
72
72
-
144
CUT
Arjun Atwal
IND
1
73
72
-
145
CUT
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
1
72
73
-
145
CUT
Casey O'Toole
USA
1
73
72
-
145
CUT
Danie van Tonder
RSA
1
73
72
-
145
CUT
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
1
70
75
-
145
CUT
J. J. Senekal
RSA
1
73
72
-
145
CUT
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
1
73
72
-
145
CUT
Jake Roos
RSA
1
72
73
-
145
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
1
69
76
-
145
CUT
Junya Kameshiro
JAP
1
72
73
-
145
CUT
Khalin Joshi
IND
1
77
68
-
145
CUT
Matias Calderon
CHI
1
74
71
-
145
CUT
Per Laengfors
SWE
1
74
71
-
145
CUT
Rhys Enoch
WAL
1
72
73
-
145
CUT
Richard Sterne
RSA
1
71
74
-
145
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
2
70
76
-
146
CUT
Bae-Jong Park
KOR
2
71
75
-
146
CUT
Christoffer Baumann
SWE
2
75
71
-
146
CUT
David Lipsky
USA
2
74
72
-
146
CUT
Jarin Todd
USA
2
72
74
-
146
CUT
John Catlin
USA
2
70
76
-
146
CUT
Liam Johnston
SCO
2
73
73
-
146
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
2
70
76
-
146
CUT
Matthew Jordan
ENG
2
72
74
-
146
CUT
Scott Gregory
ENG
2
71
75
-
146
CUT
Ben Evans
ENG
3
74
73
-
147
CUT
Bryce Easton
RSA
3
74
73
-
147
CUT
Jared Harvey
RSA
3
75
72
-
147
CUT
Jean-Paul Strydom
RSA
3
72
75
-
147
CUT
Jesse Yap
SGP
3
70
77
-
147
CUT
Karandeep Kochhar
IND
3
72
75
-
147
CUT
MJ Viljoen
RSA
3
71
76
-
147
CUT
Marc Ong
SIN
3
71
76
-
147
CUT
Rhys West
RSA
3
75
72
-
147
CUT
Settee Prakongvech
THA
3
75
72
-
147
CUT
Vaughn Groenewald
RSA
3
74
73
-
147
CUT
Basil Wright
RSA
4
74
74
-
148
CUT
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
4
72
76
-
148
CUT
Jaco Prinsloo
RSA
4
77
71
-
148
CUT
Keenan Davidse
RSA
4
75
73
-
148
CUT
Mitchell Slorach
SGP
4
72
76
-
148
CUT
Neil Schietekat
RSA
4
76
72
-
148
CUT
Ockie Strydom
RSA
4
71
77
-
148
CUT
Justin Walters
RSA
5
75
74
-
149
CUT
Lyle Rowe
RSA
5
75
74
-
149
CUT
Steven Lecuyer
CAN
5
76
73
-
149
CUT
Garth Mulroy
RSA
6
70
80
-
150
CUT
Jose-Filipe Lima
POR
6
70
80
-
150
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
6
76
74
-
150
CUT
Paul Harris
USA
6
75
75
-
150
CUT
Samarth Dwivedi
IND
6
76
74
-
150
CUT
Shohei Hasegawa
JAP
6
78
72
-
150
CUT
Simon Griffiths
ENG
6
74
76
-
150
CUT
Abdul Hadi
SGP
7
78
73
-
151
CUT
Ulrich van den Berg
RSA
7
76
75
-
151
CUT
Carlos Pigem
ESP
9
79
74
-
153
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
9
77
76
-
153
CUT
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
9
77
76
-
153
CUT
Ruan De Smidt
RSA
11
78
77
-
155
CUT
Khai Jie Low
MAL
12
75
81
-
156
CUT
Andre de Decker
RSA
13
75
82
-
157
CUT
David Gleeson
AUS
13
79
78
-
157
CUT
Espen Kofstad
NOR
13
81
76
-
157
CUT
Pierre Pellegrin
MUS
14
77
81
-
158
CUT
Adriel Poonan
RSA
21
85
80
-
165
RET
Anton Karlsson
SWE
Par
71
-
-
71
RET
Himmat Rai
IND
Par
-
-
-
0
RET
Jyoti Randhawa
IND
Par
77
-
-
77
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R3
Total
T1
Justin Harding
RSA
-16
64
200
T1
Kurt Kitayama
USA
-16
70
200
T3
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
-13
67
203
T3
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-13
70
203
T3
Seenappa Chikkarangappa
IND
-13
71
203
6
Victor Perez
FRA
-12
71
204
7
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
-11
71
205
T8
Clement Sordet
FRA
-10
68
206
T8
Grant Forrest
SCO
-10
65
206
T8
Max Schmitt
GER
-10
69
206
T8
Oliver Bekker
RSA
-10
70
206
T12
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
-9
68
207
T12
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-9
68
207
T12
Lee Slattery
ENG
-9
71
207
T12
Romain Langasque
FRA
-9
65
207
T16
Adilson Da Silva
BRA
-8
68
208
T16
Antoine Rozner
FRA
-8
70
208
T16
Jbe Kruger
RSA
-8
71
208
T16
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
-8
71
208
T16
Trevor Fisher Jnr
RSA
-8
73
208
T21
Alex Haindl
RSA
-7
70
209
T21
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-7
71
209
T21
Jack Harrison
ENG
-7
68
209
T21
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-7
68
209
T21
William Liu
CHN
-7
71
209
T21
Yi-Keun Chang
KOR
-7
70
209
T27
Berry Henson
USA
-6
70
210
T27
Ernie Els
RSA
-6
71
210
T27
Jean Hugo
RSA
-6
72
210
T27
Keith Horne
RSA
-6
71
210
T27
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-6
72
210
T32
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
-5
73
211
T32
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-5
70
211
T32
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-5
70
211
T32
Jordan Smith
ENG
-5
71
211
T32
Rourke Van Der Spuy
RSA
-5
71
211
T37
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-4
73
212
T37
George Coetzee
RSA
-4
71
212
T37
Jaco Ahlers
RSA
-4
72
212
T37
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
-4
71
212
T37
Kim Koivu
FIN
-4
71
212
T37
Lionel Weber
FRA
-4
74
212
T37
Malcolm Kokocinski
SWE
-4
74
212
T37
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
-4
73
212
T37
Tyrone Ryan
RSA
-4
71
212
T46
Adria Arnaus
ESP
-3
75
213
T46
Gregory Havret
FRA
-3
73
213
T46
Mohammad Siddikur Rahman
BAN
-3
73
213
T46
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-3
72
213
T50
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-2
72
214
T50
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
-2
74
214
T50
Joel Girrbach
SWE
-2
72
214
T50
Philip Eriksson
SWE
-2
74
214
T54
Dawie van der Walt
RSA
-1
74
215
T54
Estiaan Conradie
RSA
-1
75
215
T54
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
-1
74
215
T54
Paul Peterson
USA
-1
75
215
T54
Stuart Manley
WAL
-1
74
215
T54
Udayan Mane
IND
-1
73
215
T60
Bowen Xiao
CHN
1
77
217
T60
Hennie Otto
RSA
1
75
217
T60
Viraj Madappa
IND
1
75
217
T63
David Drysdale
SCO
2
79
218
T63
Julien Brun
FRA
2
76
218
T63
Merrick Bremner
RSA
2
82
218
CUT
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-1
-
143
CUT
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
-1
-
143
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
-1
-
143
CUT
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
-1
-
143
CUT
Ivan Cantero
ESP
-1
-
143
CUT
James Kamte
RSA
-1
-
143
CUT
Madalitso Muthiya
ZAM
-1
-
143
CUT
Marc Cayeux
ZIM
-1
-
143
CUT
Niall Turner
IRL
-1
-
143
CUT
Steve Surry
ENG
-1
-
143
CUT
Toto Thimba Jr.
RSA
-1
-
143
CUT
Travis Smyth
AUS
-1
-
143
CUT
Aman Raj
IND
Par
-
144
CUT
Derick Petersen
RSA
Par
-
144
CUT
Doug McGuigan
RSA
Par
-
144
CUT
Hennie Du Plessis
RSA
Par
-
144
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
Par
-
144
CUT
Louis De Jager
RSA
Par
-
144
CUT
Michael Palmer
RSA
Par
-
144
CUT
Oliver Wilson
ENG
Par
-
144
CUT
Steve Lewton
ENG
Par
-
144
CUT
Wenchong Liang
CHN
Par
-
144
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
Par
-
144
CUT
Arjun Atwal
IND
1
-
145
CUT
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
1
-
145
CUT
Casey O'Toole
USA
1
-
145
CUT
Danie van Tonder
RSA
1
-
145
CUT
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
1
-
145
CUT
J. J. Senekal
RSA
1
-
145
CUT
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
1
-
145
CUT
Jake Roos
RSA
1
-
145
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
1
-
145
CUT
Junya Kameshiro
JAP
1
-
145
CUT
Khalin Joshi
IND
1
-
145
CUT
Matias Calderon
CHI
1
-
145
CUT
Per Laengfors
SWE
1
-
145
CUT
Rhys Enoch
WAL
1
-
145
CUT
Richard Sterne
RSA
1
-
145
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
2
-
146
CUT
Bae-Jong Park
KOR
2
-
146
CUT
Christoffer Baumann
SWE
2
-
146
CUT
David Lipsky
USA
2
-
146
CUT
Jarin Todd
USA
2
-
146
CUT
John Catlin
USA
2
-
146
CUT
Liam Johnston
SCO
2
-
146
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
2
-
146
CUT
Matthew Jordan
ENG
2
-
146
CUT
Scott Gregory
ENG
2
-
146
CUT
Ben Evans
ENG
3
-
147
CUT
Bryce Easton
RSA
3
-
147
CUT
Jared Harvey
RSA
3
-
147
CUT
Jean-Paul Strydom
RSA
3
-
147
CUT
Jesse Yap
SGP
3
-
147
CUT
Karandeep Kochhar
IND
3
-
147
CUT
MJ Viljoen
RSA
3
-
147
CUT
Marc Ong
SIN
3
-
147
CUT
Rhys West
RSA
3
-
147
CUT
Settee Prakongvech
THA
3
-
147
CUT
Vaughn Groenewald
RSA
3
-
147
CUT
Basil Wright
RSA
4
-
148
CUT
Bernd Wiesberger
AUT
4
-
148
CUT
Jaco Prinsloo
RSA
4
-
148
CUT
Keenan Davidse
RSA
4
-
148
CUT
Mitchell Slorach
SGP
4
-
148
CUT
Neil Schietekat
RSA
4
-
148
CUT
Ockie Strydom
RSA
4
-
148
CUT
Justin Walters
RSA
5
-
149
CUT
Lyle Rowe
RSA
5
-
149
CUT
Steven Lecuyer
CAN
5
-
149
CUT
Garth Mulroy
RSA
6
-
150
CUT
Jose-Filipe Lima
POR
6
-
150
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
6
-
150
CUT
Paul Harris
USA
6
-
150
CUT
Samarth Dwivedi
IND
6
-
150
CUT
Shohei Hasegawa
JAP
6
-
150
CUT
Simon Griffiths
ENG
6
-
150
CUT
Abdul Hadi
SGP
7
-
151
CUT
Ulrich van den Berg
RSA
7
-
151
CUT
Carlos Pigem
ESP
9
-
153
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
9
-
153
CUT
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
NOR
9
-
153
CUT
Ruan De Smidt
RSA
11
-
155
CUT
Khai Jie Low
MAL
12
-
156
CUT
Andre de Decker
RSA
13
-
157
CUT
David Gleeson
AUS
13
-
157
CUT
Espen Kofstad
NOR
13
-
157
CUT
Pierre Pellegrin
MUS
14
-
158
CUT
Adriel Poonan
RSA
21
-
165
RET
Anton Karlsson
SWE
Par
-
71
RET
Himmat Rai
IND
Par
-
0
RET
Jyoti Randhawa
IND
Par
-
77