AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open 2018: Stats for this week's European Tour event at Anahita

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The European Tour heads deep into the southern hemisphere for the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open. Check out the form stats supplied by Andy Swales...

"Victor Perez continued his excellent run in Hong Kong. The Frenchman, who graduated from the Challenge Tour earlier this month, opened his rookie season in the top tier of European golf by standing on the podium."

For the second time in its short history, the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open will be staged at the stunning Four Seasons Resort at Anahita.

With around €1m on offer in total prize money, the tournament is once again being sanctioned by the tours of Europe, Asia and Southern Africa.

And the South Africans are certainly out in numbers at a venue opened 10 years ago and designed by one of their country's most famous sons, Ernie Els.

Located on the eastern side of this Indian Ocean island, the course was carved out of woodland, although six holes run along the coast.

The fairways are large and undulating, as are the Bermuda grass putting surfaces.

When the tournament was previously held at Anahita, it was played in mid-May and won by Korean Jeung-Hun Wang who tees-it-up again this Thursday.

On that occasion only two pros broke par for 72 holes and the resort's director of golf, Dave Usendorff, explained: "This is a big golf course and off the tips it's incredibly long."

When the tournament was staged here 30 months ago, the course measured over 7,400 yards.

Seamless Switch

With little course history to go on, attention turns to current form and Victor Perez continued his excellent run in Hong Kong.

The 26-year-old Frenchman, who graduated from the Challenge Tour earlier this month, opened his rookie season in the top tier of European golf by standing on the podium on Sunday.

In just under two years, Perez has travelled from outside the world's top 790 to a career-high 138 - and he is unlikely to stop there.

British Hopes

However, Englishman Jordan Smith might be Europe's leading hope for a victory this week and he is currently enjoying his best run of form for 18 months.

Smith, who tied-third at Walton Heath in October, sneaked into the top dozen at the season-ending event in Dubai two weeks ago.

Meanwhile, Bernd Wiesberger makes a welcome return to competition after seven months out with a wrist injury.

The Austrian is a former world top-25 pro but may need a few tournaments to find his touch again.

A better bet may be his compatriot Matthias Schwab who tied-ninth at Fanling over the weekend.

'Top Seeds'

South Africans Dylan Frittelli and Justin Harding are the highest-ranked pros teeing-up on Thursday.

Both missed the cut at Anahita in 2016 but are in reasonable form as they arrive in Mauritius.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List contains leading reserves

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W47 W46 W45 W44 W43 W42 W41 W40 W39 W38 W37 W36
Dylan Frittelli 7 21 54 25 39 9
Justin Harding 14 46 43 10 4 2 65
John Catlin 62 54 22 1 17 9 8
Jordan Smith 12 21 55 3 32 27 10
Joachim B Hansen 45 13 MC 10 28 14
Adri Arnaus MC 1 18 4 48 9 31
Bernd Wiesberger
Victor Perez 3 2 1 7 4 14
George Coetzee 41 58 50 MC MC 20 44 35
Nicolas Colsaerts 14 52 35 14 Dq 10 40 64 23
Benjamin Hebert 35 60 MC 32 MC 11 23
Kim Koivu 17 MC MC 7 MC MC
Fabrizio Zanotti MC MC 16
Lee Slattery 51 66 55 MC 48 20 51
Paul Peterson MC 16 MC MC 41
Jack Singh Brar 30 17 5 37 41
Grant Forrest 36 10 26 2 10 MC
Matthias Schwab 9 41 18 22 10 27 MC MC
Masahiro Kawamura MC 2 2 38 51 16
Liam Johnston 72 17 MC 32 MC 1 MC
Stuart Manley 42 26 MC 46 24 MC
Khalin H Joshi 1 41 MC 56
Ajeetesh Sandhu 57 3 MC 60 MC
Richard Sterne 21 60 Wd 22 MC 16 43
Matthieu Pavon 60 68 MC 20 44 MC 59
Alex Haindl 27 11 MC 1 MC
Hyo Won Park 20 38 1 2 27 11
Oliver Wilson 22 12 26 1 Wd MC
Adilson Da Silva 30 8 27 1 9 MC
Haydn Porteous 36 MC 56 MC 20 28 16
Jens Dantorp 62 46 64 MC MC MC MC Wd MC
Thomas Aiken 19 55 10 16 68 MC MC* 30
Lorenzo Gagli 20 30 MC MC MC MC MC
Neil Schietekat 11 24 2 1
Oliver Bekker 69 26 59 56 48 MC
David Lipsky 45 22 34 MC 63 MC 35
Clement Sordet MC 58 16 28 40 MC MC
David Drysdale 5 29 63 MC MC 6 30
Jaco Ahlers 33 MC MC 4 5
Pedro Figueiredo 13 35 32 MC 24 33 31
Jose-Filipe Lima 6 58 MC 58 13 31
Jeung-Hun Wang 45 64 29 29 MC 36 12
Mink Yu Kim 21 26 62 20 MC
Connor Syme 58 MC MC 57 MC
Romain Langasque 4 35 MC 1 5 20
Kurt Kitayama 45 13 4 19
Daniel Van Tonder 10 9 31 43 32
Berry Henson 20 72 57 2 47
Alvaro Quiros 36 72 16 MC MC MC MC
Malcolm Kokocinski MC 30 MC 37 MC
Louis De Jager 1 MC MC 2
Joel Girrbach 10 42 37 2 MC 12
Viraj Madappa 67 39 4 MC MC MC
Michael G Palmer 15 38 MC 27
Zander Lombard 67 4 MC 67 MC MC MC MC
Justin Walters MC MC MC 53 35
Yikeun Chang 20 MC 16 19
Andrew Dodt 23 42 63 MC 46 MC
Jake Roos 33 19 MC 2 3
Christofer Blomstrand MC MC MC MC
Adrien Saddier 29 34 44 16 Wd 65
Rhys Enoch 44 MC 9 59 MC MC
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano MC 5 42 MC 27 MC MC
Edoardo Molinari 57 22 16 24 MC 51
Ryan Evans 42 Wd MC MC MC MC
Siddikur Rahman MC 2 12 MC MC 60 47
Keith Horne MC 10 5 4 MC MC
Pedro Oriol MC Wd MC MC MC 59
Ewen Ferguson 35 10 15 38 13 26 Wd
Anton Karlsson 45 25 12 MC MC MC
JJ Senekal 38 MC 39 MC
Marcel Siem MC 42 MC MC MC MC
Raphael Jacquelin MC 52 MC MC 7 MC MC
Wen-Chong Liang MC 28 16 43 16 MC 26
Kristian Krogh Johannessen 37 26 MC 6 MC
Guido Migliozzi
Andre De Decker MC
Matias Calderon MC MC
Nico Geyger 40 35 10 36 46 58
Jack Harrison 10 48 MC 19
Gavin Moynihan 8 31 40 20
Jbe Kruger MC 15 24 MC 57 MC 63 25
Travis Smyth MC MC 28 42 21 7
Rourke Van der Spuy MC MC MC
Matteo Manassero MC 22 MC MC 57 MC
Trevor Fisher MC 10 MC 3
Henric Sturehed MC MC 73 MC
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 29 48 MC* MC 23
Gregory Bourdy 70 11 34 MC MC 57 MC
Simon Forsstrom 43 MC 37 17 65 MC
Ernie Els 37 65 36 43 48
Arjun Atwal 36 Wd MC
Per Langfors
Gregory Havret MC 22 MC 34 41 51
Vaughn Groenewald 18 MC 31 16 21
Steve Surry 1 34 MC
Jean Hugo MC 19 24 13 7
Merrick Bremner 11 MC 20 MC
Antoine Rozner 34 26 26 60 37 MC
Bryce Easton 23 10 57 62
Ockie Strydom MC 27 10 MC 14
Bowen Xiao MC 77 MC 41 MC MC 56
Settee Prakongvech 9 8 11
Lyle Rowe 46 MC MC MC
Hennie Du Plessis 18 MC 34 MC
Ben Evans 30 18 60 31 MC 9 40
Lasse Jensen 22 MC MC 34 MC MC
Shohei Hasegawa MC
Jarin Todd 45 21 MC MC
Ross McGowan 40 35 MC 48 63 53 12
Tyrone Ryan 27 MC
Yan Wei Liu 57 73 5 69 MC
Laurie Canter 42 MC MC MC 16
Jaco Prinsloo 43 33 5 12
Ivan Cantero Gutierrez MC
Max Schmitt 17 Wd 26 24
Hennie Otto Wd 5 5 16 MC
Jean-Paul Strydom 44 MC MC MC
Jared Harvey MC MC MC
Bernd Ritthammer 75 50
Garth Mulroy 38 1
S Chikkarangappa MC 19 52 MC MC
Doug McGuigan 18 27 31 11 21
Karandeep Kochhar 15 14
Steve Lewton Wd MC
Martin Wiegele MC 66
Aman Raj 5 17
Jaco Van Zyl 10 MC MC MC* 28 59
David Gleeson MC MC 71 30
Toto Thimba MC MC MC MC
Jyoti Randhawa Wd 31 MC
Philip Eriksson 3 MC MC
Niall Turner 62 15 6 MC MC
Udayan Mane MC MC
Ulrich Van Den Berg 22 19 35 MC 28
Julien Brun 38 MC 28
Carlos Pigem 62 MC 63 MC 40 MC MC MC
Dawie Van Der Walt 38 MC 24
Derick Petersen 2 MC MC 44 MC
Mitchell Slorach 47 17 Wd
Madalitso Muthiya 4 33 24
Rhys West 4 MC MC 14
MJ Viljoen MC 27
Ruan De Smidt 33 MC MC MC MC
Himmat Rai 47 52
Abdul Hadi 73
Scott Gregory
Marc Cayeux 44 MC Wd 7
Matthew Jordan 32 MC 68
Bae-JongPark
Basil Wright MC MC Wd MC MC
Steven Lecuyer 27 MC 21 9 21
James Kamte 22 27 MC 37 MC
Christoffer Baumann 62
Marc Ong 72
Lionel Weber MC 45 18 56
Casey O`Toole 20 48 44
PaulHarris 39 8 MC
Samarth Dwivedi MC
KJ Low MC 68
Filippo Bergamaschi MC 16 MC
Espen Kofstad
Adriel Poonan MC MC MC
Estiaan Conradie 38 MC MC 29 17
Junya Kameshiro
Simon Griffiths
Jesse Yap
Keenan Davidse 27 44 MC 24 12
Player 2016
Dylan Frittelli MC
Justin Harding MC
John Catlin
Jordan Smith
Joachim B Hansen
Adri Arnaus
Bernd Wiesberger
Victor Perez
George Coetzee 27
Nicolas Colsaerts 3
Benjamin Hebert
Kim Koivu
Fabrizio Zanotti
Lee Slattery
Paul Peterson 50
Jack Singh Brar
Grant Forrest
Matthias Schwab
Masahiro Kawamura 12
Liam Johnston
Stuart Manley 18
Khalin H Joshi MC
Ajeetesh Sandhu
Richard Sterne
Matthieu Pavon
Alex Haindl
Hyo Won Park
Oliver Wilson
Adilson Da Silva 18
Haydn Porteous 34
Jens Dantorp
Thomas Aiken
Lorenzo Gagli
Neil Schietekat
Oliver Bekker 18
David Lipsky
Clement Sordet
David Drysdale
Jaco Ahlers 34
Pedro Figueiredo
Jose-Filipe Lima
Jeung-Hun Wang 1
Mink Yu Kim
Connor Syme
Romain Langasque
Kurt Kitayama
Daniel Van Tonder 34
Berry Henson 34
Alvaro Quiros
Malcolm Kokocinski
Louis De Jager 27
Joel Girrbach
Viraj Madappa
Michael G Palmer
Zander Lombard MC
Justin Walters MC
Yikeun Chang
Andrew Dodt 5
Jake Roos
Christofer Blomstrand 50
Adrien Saddier
Rhys Enoch
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano
Edoardo Molinari 12
Ryan Evans 12
Siddikur Rahman 2
Keith Horne 18
Pedro Oriol
Ewen Ferguson
Anton Karlsson
JJ Senekal
Marcel Siem
Raphael Jacquelin
Wen-Chong Liang
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
Guido Migliozzi
Andre De Decker
Matias Calderon
Nico Geyger
Jack Harrison 41
Gavin Moynihan
Jbe Kruger 59
Travis Smyth
Rourke Van der Spuy 46
Matteo Manassero
Trevor Fisher
Henric Sturehed
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Gregory Bourdy
Simon Forsstrom
Ernie Els
Arjun Atwal 27
Per Langfors
Gregory Havret
Vaughn Groenewald 50
Steve Surry
Jean Hugo 72
Merrick Bremner
Antoine Rozner
Bryce Easton MC
Ockie Strydom
Bowen Xiao
Settee Prakongvech
Lyle Rowe 62
Hennie Du Plessis
Ben Evans
Lasse Jensen MC
Shohei Hasegawa
Jarin Todd
Ross McGowan 7
Tyrone Ryan
Yan Wei Liu
Laurie Canter MC
Jaco Prinsloo
Ivan Cantero Gutierrez
Max Schmitt
Hennie Otto 27
Jean-Paul Strydom
Jared Harvey
Bernd Ritthammer
Garth Mulroy MC
S Chikkarangappa
Doug McGuigan
Karandeep Kochhar
Steve Lewton
Martin Wiegele
Aman Raj
Jaco Van Zyl 12
David Gleeson
Toto Thimba MC
Jyoti Randhawa 12
Philip Eriksson
Niall Turner
Udayan Mane
Ulrich Van Den Berg 18
Julien Brun
Carlos Pigem 41
Dawie Van Der Walt
Derick Petersen
Mitchell Slorach
Madalitso Muthiya
Rhys West 41
MJ Viljoen
Ruan De Smidt 62
Himmat Rai 67
Abdul Hadi
Scott Gregory
Marc Cayeux
Matthew Jordan
Bae-JongPark
Basil Wright
Steven Lecuyer
James Kamte
Christoffer Baumann
Marc Ong
Lionel Weber 27
Casey O`Toole
PaulHarris
Samarth Dwivedi
KJ Low
Filippo Bergamaschi
Espen Kofstad
Adriel Poonan
Estiaan Conradie
Junya Kameshiro
Simon Griffiths
Jesse Yap
Keenan Davidse
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