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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 4

Kitayama claims maiden victory in Mauritius

December 02, 2018

Kurt Kitayama secured his maiden European Tour title in just his third event after claiming a two-shot victory at the tri-sanctioned AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at Anahita.

Kitayama claims maiden victory in Mauritius, © Getty Images

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“I'm just so proud, really happy. It's an unbelievable moment for me, I'm just so happy I was able to pull it off."

The American, who earned his playing privileges at Qualifying School last month, carded an eagle, four birdies and two bogeys in his closing round of 68 on Sunday.

“There were definitely some nerves around the first tee shot. Going birdie-eagle-birdie helped to calm things down for the rest of the day."

But it was not all plain sailing for the 25 year old as he saw his lead reduced to a single shot when he missed his par putt from six feet at the 16th.

He held his nerve, though, holing from 20 feet for a birdie at the 17th to restore his two-stroke cushion, before safely parring the last to finish the tournament on 20 under par.

“There were definitely some nerves around the first tee shot. Going birdie-eagle-birdie helped to calm things down for the rest of the day."

“I was aware a little bit of what was going on, I kept one eye on the scoreboard. I just tried to stay calm and take it one shot at a time. It was important on 13 to get back with another birdie. I just tried to stay patient."

“This whole year has been, well, what a great year. It's been a different journey for me (going from Web.com Tour to Asian Tour to European Tour). It's been really exciting, being able to travel all over the globe and I'm going to continue to travel more. I'm really looking forward to it.”

India's S Chikkarangappa and Matthieu Pavon of France finished in a tie for second on 18 under par after they both produced closing rounds of 67 at Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita.

“It was a fantastic round today," said Chikkarangappa. "Looking at the scoreboard, the leading guys were making the golf course look like a mini golf course. Which was why I told myself that I must charge. I've played to a solid finish today, which was much needed. I'm very happy with it."

“The 16th and 17th were the rollercoaster putts. I was under pressure to make those and I'm proud of myself for being able to do so."

“Before those holes, I saw the scoreboard and told myself that I have a great chance of heading up there. I have to finish within the top-four. The putt on 16th was amazing. 100 per cent perfection.”

South African Justin Harding fired a closing birdie to get to 17 under par and finish in solo fourth, one shot ahead of his countryman and defending champion Dylan Frittelli - who notched seven birdies in his bogey-free round of 65 - and Masahiro Kawamura of Japan.

Oliver Bekker of South Africa, Scotland's Grant Forrest, Frenchman Antoine Rozner and German Max Schmitt finished in a tie for seventh place on 14 under par, with Ireland's Gavin Moynihan, Englishman Lee Slattery, and Clément Sordet of France one shot further back.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Kurt Kitayama
USA
-20
65
65
70
68
268
T2
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-18
67
66
70
67
270
T2
Seenappa Chikkarangappa
IND
-18
64
68
71
67
270
4
Justin Harding
RSA
-17
67
69
64
71
271
T5
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-16
69
70
68
65
272
T5
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
-16
65
71
67
69
272
T7
Antoine Rozner
FRA
-14
70
68
70
66
274
T7
Grant Forrest
SCO
-14
70
71
65
68
274
T7
Max Schmitt
GER
-14
71
66
69
68
274
T7
Oliver Bekker
RSA
-14
67
69
70
68
274
T11
Clement Sordet
FRA
-13
71
67
68
69
275
T11
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
-13
69
65
71
70
275
T11
Lee Slattery
ENG
-13
67
69
71
68
275
14
Victor Perez
FRA
-12
64
69
71
72
276
T15
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-11
70
68
71
68
277
T15
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-11
71
68
73
65
277
T17
Jbe Kruger
RSA
-10
70
67
71
70
278
T17
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
-10
70
67
71
70
278
T17
Trevor Fisher Jnr
RSA
-10
69
66
73
70
278
T20
Adilson Da Silva
BRA
-9
73
67
68
71
279
T20
Mohammad Siddikur Rahman
BAN
-9
70
70
73
66
279
T20
Yi-Keun Chang
KOR
-9
71
68
70
70
279
T23
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
-8
65
75
74
66
280
T23
Keith Horne
RSA
-8
68
71
71
70
280
T23
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
-8
71
68
73
68
280
T23
Romain Langasque
FRA
-8
70
72
65
73
280
T23
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-8
70
71
68
71
280
T28
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
-7
69
70
68
74
281
T28
Alex Haindl
RSA
-7
67
72
70
72
281
T28
Berry Henson
USA
-7
69
71
70
71
281
T28
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
-7
70
68
73
70
281
T28
George Coetzee
RSA
-7
69
72
71
69
281
T28
Jean Hugo
RSA
-7
71
67
72
71
281
T28
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-7
76
65
70
70
281
T28
William Liu
CHN
-7
71
67
71
72
281
T36
Jack Harrison
ENG
-6
71
70
68
73
282
T36
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
-6
71
70
71
70
282
T36
Malcolm Kokocinski
SWE
-6
67
71
74
70
282
T39
Gregory Havret
FRA
-5
72
68
73
70
283
T39
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
-5
68
73
74
68
283
T39
Jordan Smith
ENG
-5
68
72
71
72
283
T39
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-5
67
71
72
73
283
T39
Tyrone Ryan
RSA
-5
69
72
71
71
283
T44
Dawie van der Walt
RSA
-4
72
69
74
69
284
T44
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-4
72
69
70
73
284
T44
Stuart Manley
WAL
-4
71
70
74
69
284
T47
Ernie Els
RSA
-3
69
70
71
75
285
T47
Estiaan Conradie
RSA
-3
70
70
75
70
285
T47
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-3
76
66
72
71
285
T47
Jaco Ahlers
RSA
-3
70
70
72
73
285
T47
Kim Koivu
FIN
-3
70
71
71
73
285
T47
Lionel Weber
FRA
-3
69
69
74
73
285
T47
Philip Eriksson
SWE
-3
68
72
74
71
285
T47
Rourke Van Der Spuy
RSA
-3
68
72
71
74
285
T55
Adria Arnaus
ESP
-2
72
66
75
73
286
T55
Hennie Otto
RSA
-2
74
68
75
69
286
T55
Joel Girrbach
SWE
-2
70
72
72
72
286
T55
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-2
72
69
72
73
286
T55
Paul Peterson
USA
-2
68
72
75
71
286
T55
Viraj Madappa
IND
-2
68
74
75
69
286
61
Udayan Mane
IND
-1
70
72
73
72
287
62
Julien Brun
FRA
2
70
72
76
72
290
63
Merrick Bremner
RSA
3
68
68
82
73
291
64
Bowen Xiao
CHN
4
73
67
77
75
292
65
David Drysdale
SCO
5
69
70
79
75
293
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
SWE
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
R4
Total
1
Kurt Kitayama
USA
-20
68
268
T2
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-18
67
270
T2
Seenappa Chikkarangappa
IND
-18
67
270
4
Justin Harding
RSA
-17
71
271
T5
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-16
65
272
T5
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
-16
69
272
T7
Antoine Rozner
FRA
-14
66
274
T7
Grant Forrest
SCO
-14
68
274
T7
Max Schmitt
GER
-14
68
274
T7
Oliver Bekker
RSA
-14
68
274
T11
Clement Sordet
FRA
-13
69
275
T11
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
-13
70
275
T11
Lee Slattery
ENG
-13
68
275
14
Victor Perez
FRA
-12
72
276
T15
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-11
68
277
T15
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-11
65
277
T17
Jbe Kruger
RSA
-10
70
278
T17
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
-10
70
278
T17
Trevor Fisher Jnr
RSA
-10
70
278
T20
Adilson Da Silva
BRA
-9
71
279
T20
Mohammad Siddikur Rahman
BAN
-9
66
279
T20
Yi-Keun Chang
KOR
-9
70
279
T23
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
-8
66
280
T23
Keith Horne
RSA
-8
70
280
T23
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
-8
68
280
T23
Romain Langasque
FRA
-8
73
280
T23
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-8
71
280
T28
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
-7
74
281
T28
Alex Haindl
RSA
-7
72
281
T28
Berry Henson
USA
-7
71
281
T28
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
-7
70
281
T28
George Coetzee
RSA
-7
69
281
T28
Jean Hugo
RSA
-7
71
281
T28
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-7
70
281
T28
William Liu
CHN
-7
72
281
T36
Jack Harrison
ENG
-6
73
282
T36
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
-6
70
282
T36
Malcolm Kokocinski
SWE
-6
70
282
T39
Gregory Havret
FRA
-5
70
283
T39
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
-5
68
283
T39
Jordan Smith
ENG
-5
72
283
T39
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-5
73
283
T39
Tyrone Ryan
RSA
-5
71
283
T44
Dawie van der Walt
RSA
-4
69
284
T44
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-4
73
284
T44
Stuart Manley
WAL
-4
69
284
T47
Ernie Els
RSA
-3
75
285
T47
Estiaan Conradie
RSA
-3
70
285
T47
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-3
71
285
T47
Jaco Ahlers
RSA
-3
73
285
T47
Kim Koivu
FIN
-3
73
285
T47
Lionel Weber
FRA
-3
73
285
T47
Philip Eriksson
SWE
-3
71
285
T47
Rourke Van Der Spuy
RSA
-3
74
285
T55
Adria Arnaus
ESP
-2
73
286
T55
Hennie Otto
RSA
-2
69
286
T55
Joel Girrbach
SWE
-2
72
286
T55
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-2
73
286
T55
Paul Peterson
USA
-2
71
286
T55
Viraj Madappa
IND
-2
69
286
61
Udayan Mane
IND
-1
72
287
62
Julien Brun
FRA
2
72
290
63
Merrick Bremner
RSA
3
73
291
64
Bowen Xiao
CHN
4
75
292
65
David Drysdale
SCO
5
75
293
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
SWE
21
-
165
RET
Anton Karlsson
SWE
Par
-
71
RET
Himmat Rai
IND
Par
-
0
RET
Jyoti Randhawa
IND
Par
-
77