Mauritius Open Tips: Each-way selections for this week's European Tour event

John Parry is a former European Tour winner who can bounce back to form
John Parry is a former European Tour winner who can bounce back to form

It's another very low grade event on the European Tour this week but there's a winner in the field somewhere, and with such an open contest the betting.betfair golf team have gone for a quintet of outsiders ranging from 40/1 to 150/1...


Paul Krishnamurty: Back John Parry @ 151.0150/1

"Sixth in the recent African Open plus consecutive top-20s during February in Asia suggest he's well worth keeping an eye on."

*Each-way terms: ¼ odds, 5 places


Dan Geraghty: Back John Hahn @ 151.0150/1

Professional golf's first tri-sanctioned event brings many lesser known golfers a golden opportunity to earn a European Tour card. Despite a mind boggling fourth round 58 at final qualifying last November, John Hahn somehow failed to earn his 2015 European Tour card and, as a result, starts are few and far between for the young American. After a stop-start beginning to his season, Hahn has had a break - having not teed it up competitively at all in April - and says he's raring to go, tweeting: "Ready to get back out there. Maurtitus - I'm coming for ya". After arriving on these shores with a big reputation, Hahn has shown flashes of brilliance but ultimately struggled, but it's far too early to write him off.


Paul Krishnamurty: Back John Parry @ 151.0150/1

With an extremely low-grade field and nothing to go on in the way of course form, I'm taking a 150/1 chance with plenty of pedigree at a higher level. Once upon a time John Parry was a top prospect, part of the 2007 Walker Cup side and fairly frequent contender when first arriving on the European Tour. In 2010 he won the Vivendi Cup and followed up with third place in the all-star Dunhill Links. He's struggled since but, still only 28, Parry will be back at some point. Sixth in the recent African Open plus consecutive top-20s during February in Asia suggest he's well worth keeping an eye on.


Joe Dyer: Back Richard T Lee @ 51.050/1

Richard T Lee put together an eye-catching run of form in co-sanctioned events earlier this season and he'll do for me in what is a similarly low-quality tournament this week. The young Canadian has been based on the Asian Tour for the last two years, winning his first professional tournament at the 2014 Solaire Open. And this hot-putting birdie machine has the game to go low on what will likely be one of the easier tracks the pros play. Lee has already scored two top-fives on the European Tour this year and appears decent value against a poor field this week.


Steven Rawlings: Back Ross McGowan @ 81.080/1

It's not often I go scratching around the lesser tours for form but with so little to go on in Mauritius, I have done this week. I was pleased to see that Ross McGowan had returned to winning ways when I read of his success at the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam Open on the MENA Tour a few weeks ago and he followed that victory with a third placed finish at the Royal Golf D'Anfa Open on the same tour before last week winning the Zambia Open on the Sunshine Tour. That's a decent little run of form in the context of this event and I thought he was well worth chancing each-way at 80/1. Maybe he can keep up the hot streak and be inspired by fellow Basildon-born sportsman, Stuart Bingham, who yesterday won the World Snooker Championship in emphatic style.


Mike Norman: Back Adilson Da Silva @ 41.040/1

Whenever I see a low grade tournament played at a relatively short course the first person I look for tends to be Adilson De Silva. This very accurate Brazilian has racked up more than 40 professional wins - yes, that surprised me too! - and although three quarters of them have come on the obviously not very high on quality Zimbabwean PGA Tour he has at least recorded a dozen wins on the Sunshine Tour, who co-sanction this event. Now in the veteran stage of his career Da Silva is obviously capable of contending in this low quality field, there will arguably be no better player in Mauritius should the course turn out to favour the shorter accurate players, and he does arrive here this week on the back of a second place finish at the Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open last month.


2015 P/L (£5 e/w per selection)

Year to date P/L: +£445.41

- US Masters, Paul Casey @ 66/1 - PLACE (Romilly)
- Thailand Classic, Andrew Dodt @ 100/1 - WON (Paul)
- Malaysian Open, Anirban Lahiri @ 66/1 - WON (Dan)
- DD Classic, Stephen Gallacher @ 25/1 - PLACE (Steve)

*Total P/L for 2014: +£251.75

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