AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open R3

Trio in Mauritius title hunt

December 05-08
Heritage Golf Club, Heritage Bel Ombre, Mauritius
€1,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


Thomas Detry, Calum Hill and Antoine Rozner will take a one shot lead into the final round of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open after a day of low scores at Heritage Golf Club.

Mauritius Open R3 - Trio in Mauritius title hunt
Thomas Detry. Credit: Getty Images

Hill started the day with a one shot lead but after his round of 68 he was sharing it with four others in the closing stages of round three, as a host of players took advantage of the favourable conditions on the island paradise.

“It was nice to have a couple of birdies to finish off and sneak back into a tie for the lead. Happy with how it finished off. It was similar to my morning round yesterday, wasn’t much wind then either. The scoring was good out there if you played well. 

“I hit a lot of nice shots to start off the back nine until the par five but couldn’t get my putts, needed to hit it six inches harder on every hole. Then on the par five – if you get your driver right it should be a birdie today or even better – I managed to drop it into the hazard. Got lucky, managed to whack it out and save par. 


“Eight under might do it (tomorrow). I could do with another one of those and I might be able to come in with a smile on my face.”

Birdies on the last from the Scotsman, Detry and Rozner then moved them all to 16 under par, a shot clear of Dane Rasmus Højgaard and Sihwan Kim of the United States.

“I played really solid and I had a great front-nine again,” said Rozner. “Probably the best I’ve played all week so far. I played great on the back as well and I’ll take six-under anytime.

“I was lucky enough to play with Benjamin (Hebert) and he’s a relaxed guy. We can talk between shots and that helped me to stay relaxed too.

“I’m not going to lie but I’m really looking forward to tomorrow and hopefully get that win. It’s a packed leaderboard but a victory tomorrow would be a huge accomplishment. I need to shoot something really low and I got to keep playing the way I’ve been doing.”

Belgian Detry has 13 top tens from 84 European Tour events – with two in his last four – as he knocks on the door of a first European Tour win after carding a 67 in Bel Ombre.


“I’ve been in this position a few times. Was in this position three weeks ago in Sun City at a big event. I’ve got some experience in this domain so let’s just play our own game and have fun like we have the last three days.

“Sometimes you over think a few things instead of just letting it go. I think it’s all about keeping it simple. Just play like you have been playing in practice rounds. It’s easy to say, but I think that’s how you approach the fourth day.

“I have a new caddie this week, one of my best friends, just for fun. We’ve managed it quite well so if we can avoid a few mistakes it’s going to be a good day.”

Hill and Frenchman Rozner, who signed for a third round 66, both claimed two wins as they graduated from the European Challenge Tour last season and the duo are seeking their maiden European Tour victories in their rookie campaigns.


Italian Renato Paratore went bogey free for the first time in 48 rounds to sit two shots off the lead at 14 under par alongside South African Brandon Stone, who recovered from an opening triple bogey to post a round of 69.

South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Scot Connor Syme are at 13 under par, a shot clear of another Scot in Grant Forrest, Frenchman Benjamin Hebert, Dane Søren Kjeldsen and China’s Wu Ashun.


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19th Hole
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
Antoine Rozner
FRA
-16
67
67
66
200
T1
Thomas Detry
BEL
-16
67
66
67
200
T1
Calum Hill
SCO
-16
68
64
68
200
T4
Rasmus Hoejgaard
DEN
-15
66
69
66
201
T4
Sihwan Kim
KOR
-15
67
67
67
201
T6
Renato Paratore
ITA
-14
69
67
66
202
T6
Brandon Stone
RSA
-14
66
67
69
202
T8
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-13
67
68
68
203
T8
Connor Syme
SCO
-13
68
66
69
203
T10
Grant Forrest
SCO
-12
66
71
67
204
T10
Ashun Wu
CHI
-12
71
65
68
204
T10
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-12
68
67
69
204
T10
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-12
66
68
70
204
T14
Thriston Lawrence
RSA
-11
69
70
66
205
T14
Oliver Bekker
RSA
-11
69
70
66
205
T16
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
FRA
-10
73
68
65
206
T16
Lee Slattery
ENG
-10
70
70
66
206
T16
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-10
71
67
68
206
T16
Louis De Jager
RSA
-10
72
65
69
206
T20
George Coetzee
RSA
-9
71
70
66
207
T20
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-9
74
66
67
207
T20
Thomas Linard
FRA
-9
72
68
67
207
T20
Travis Smyth
AUS
-9
70
66
71
207
T24
Johannes Veerman
USA
-8
70
71
67
208
T24
Danie van Tonder
RSA
-8
70
71
67
208
T24
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
-8
69
71
68
208
T24
Paul Lawrie
SCO
-8
71
69
68
208
T24
William Liu
CHN
-8
70
70
68
208
T24
Jaco Ahlers
RSA
-8
67
72
69
208
T24
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-8
69
69
70
208
T24
Jean-Paul Strydom
RSA
-8
69
69
70
208
T24
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
-8
71
67
70
208
T24
Garrick Higgo
RSA
-8
70
67
71
208
T24
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-8
67
66
75
208
T35
Marcel Siem
GER
-7
69
71
69
209
T35
Jyoti Randhawa
IND
-7
70
69
70
209
T35
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-7
71
67
71
209
T35
JC Ritchie
RSA
-7
70
68
71
209
T35
Neil Schietekat
RSA
-7
70
68
71
209
T35
Sebastian Garcia
ESP
-7
70
67
72
209
T41
Justin Walters
RSA
-6
74
67
69
210
T41
Richard Bland
ENG
-6
70
71
69
210
T41
Trevor Fisher Jnr
RSA
-6
72
68
70
210
T41
Abhijit Chadha
IND
-6
69
70
71
210
T41
David Law
SCO
-6
68
71
71
210
T41
Carlos Pigem
ESP
-6
72
65
73
210
T41
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-6
68
69
73
210
T48
Gregory Havret
FRA
-5
70
71
70
211
T48
Romain Langasque
FRA
-5
66
74
71
211
T48
Rhys Enoch
WAL
-5
70
70
71
211
T48
John Catlin
USA
-5
70
69
72
211
T48
Hennie Otto
RSA
-5
70
68
73
211
T48
Zander Lombard
RSA
-5
67
71
73
211
T48
Bryce Easton
RSA
-5
72
64
75
211
T55
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-4
70
71
71
212
T55
Jack Senior
ENG
-4
69
71
72
212
T55
Jake Higginbottom
AUS
-4
70
70
72
212
T55
Ockie Strydom
RSA
-4
68
72
72
212
T55
Keith Horne
RSA
-4
67
71
74
212
T55
Joel Sjoeholm
SWE
-4
71
66
75
212
T61
Seung-Jae Maeng
USA
-3
72
69
72
213
T61
Oliver Farr
WAL
-3
72
68
73
213
T61
Anthony Michael
RSA
-3
74
64
75
213
64
Christiaan Basson
RSA
-2
71
70
73
214
T65
Udayan Mane
IND
-1
73
68
74
215
T65
Keenan Davidse
RSA
-1
70
71
74
215
T65
Settee Prakongvech
THA
-1
74
67
74
215
T65
Doug McGuigan
RSA
-1
73
68
74
215
T65
Ricardo Santos
POR
-1
67
74
74
215
T70
Viraj Madappa
IND
Par
71
70
75
216
T70
Sutijet Kooratanapisan
THA
Par
71
70
75
216
72
Estiaan Conradie
RSA
1
69
69
79
217
CUT
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
-2
73
69
142
CUT
Aman Raj
IND
-2
72
70
142
CUT
Ben Geyer
USA
-2
72
70
142
CUT
Dean Burmester
RSA
-2
73
69
142
CUT
Dylan Naidoo
RSA
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Garth Mulroy
RSA
-2
74
68
142
CUT
Mohammad Siddikur Rahman
BAN
-2
73
69
142
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-2
73
69
142
CUT
Richard T. Lee
CAN
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-2
72
70
142
CUT
Casey O’Toole
USA
-1
71
72
143
CUT
David Drysdale
SCO
-1
71
72
143
CUT
David Howell
ENG
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Hong-Taek Kim
KOR
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Justin Harding
RSA
-1
68
75
143
CUT
Merrick Bremner
RSA
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Nicholas Latimer
USA
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Poom Pattaropong
THA
-1
75
68
143
CUT
Riekus Nortje
RSA
-1
75
68
143
CUT
Shinichi Mizuno
HKG
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Teemu Putkonen
FIN
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Toto Thimba Jr.
RSA
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Adrian Meronk
POL
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Alex Haindl
RSA
Par
70
74
144
CUT
Hennie Du Plessis
RSA
Par
69
75
144
CUT
Jack Harrison
ENG
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
Par
74
70
144
CUT
Jean Hugo
RSA
Par
75
69
144
CUT
Khalin Joshi
IND
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Matthew Jordan
ENG
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
Par
69
75
144
CUT
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Taehee Lee
KOR
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Clement Sordet
FRA
1
75
70
145
CUT
Daniel Fox
AUS
1
72
73
145
CUT
J. J. Senekal
RSA
1
69
76
145
CUT
Jake Roos
RSA
1
71
74
145
CUT
Jeff Winther
SWE
1
74
71
145
CUT
Jeremy Wendelken
USA
1
73
72
145
CUT
Kyle Barker
RSA
1
71
74
145
CUT
Miguel Tabuena
PHL
1
74
71
145
CUT
Peter Karmis
RSA
1
70
75
145
CUT
Philip Eriksson
SWE
1
73
72
145
CUT
Robin Roussel
FRA
1
72
73
145
CUT
Seenappa Chikkarangappa
IND
1
72
73
145
CUT
Aaron Cockerill
CAN
2
74
72
146
CUT
Benjamin Follett-Smith
ZIM
2
75
71
146
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
2
73
73
146
CUT
Jarin Todd
USA
2
71
75
146
CUT
Karandeep Kochhar
IND
2
76
70
146
CUT
Rahil Gangjee
IND
2
72
74
146
CUT
Rourke Van Der Spuy
RSA
2
72
74
146
CUT
Adilson Da Silva
BRA
3
72
75
147
CUT
Benjamin Poke
DNK
3
75
72
147
CUT
Chiragh Kumar
IND
3
75
72
147
CUT
David Gleeson
AUS
3
76
71
147
CUT
Mardan Mamat
SGP
3
71
76
147
CUT
Ruan Conradie
RSA
3
78
69
147
CUT
Andre de Decker
RSA
4
76
72
148
CUT
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
4
72
76
148
CUT
Gerrit Foster
RSA
4
70
78
148
CUT
Jaco Prinsloo
RSA
4
74
74
148
CUT
Matias Calderon
CHI
4
73
75
148
CUT
Matthias Schmid
GER
4
77
71
148
CUT
Michael Palmer
RSA
4
78
70
148
CUT
Pierre Pellegrin
MRI
4
73
75
148
CUT
Steve Surry
ENG
4
74
74
148
CUT
Janne Kaske
FIN
5
75
74
149
CUT
Lyle Rowe
RSA
5
74
75
149
CUT
Aadil Bedi
IND
6
74
76
150
CUT
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
6
75
75
150
CUT
Jake Redman
RSA
6
74
76
150
CUT
Malcolm Kokocinski
SWE
6
79
71
150
CUT
Martin Rohwer
RSA
6
76
74
150
CUT
Shiv Kapur
IND
6
74
76
150
CUT
James Du Preez
RSA
7
75
76
151
CUT
Jeev Milkha Singh
IND
7
75
76
151
CUT
Lloyd Jefferson Go
PHI
7
76
75
151
CUT
Naras Luangphetcharaporn
THA
7
75
76
151
CUT
Daniel James Masrin
INA
11
78
77
155
CUT
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
11
82
73
155
CUT
Arjun Prasad
IND
13
81
76
157