Dec 08, 2019: Denmark’s Rasmus Hojgaard announced his arrival on the biggest stage when he sunk an eagle on the third play-off hole to win the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open on Sunday. Jyoti Randhawa remained as only best placed Indian in the field with in top twenty of the charts.
Radhawa got a best finish to the season with a closing round 65. He has carded stunning seven-under-65 in the final round to tie for 17th with just five shots behind the lead.
At 18, the Danish teenager secured his European Tour card at Qualifying School last month and his breakthrough at the Heritage Golf Club came very quickly in what was only his fifth appearance on the European Tour.
It took a crucial birdie on the 72nd hole for the young Dane to force his way into a three-way play-off with Italian Renato Paratore and Frenchman Antoine Rozner after closing with a four-under-par 68 and 19-under-par 269 total.
Hojgaard missed a 12-foot eagle putt for the title on his first trip back up the par-five 18. With Parattore bowing out after hitting his ball into the water then, it was left to Hojgaard and Rozner to battle for top honors again.
Both made birdies on their second play-off hole but Hojgaard’s moment of glory would come soon after when he eagled the hole in his third attempt for an emotional triumph on the paradise Indian ocean island.
It was the first tournament to be tri-sanctioned by the Asian Tour, Sunshine Tour and European Tour.