Nov 01, 2018: Young Indian talent Shubhankar Sharma has committed to play in the 2018 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, which will be held at the Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita from 29 November to 2 December.
Sharma will head to the tournament, tri-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour, Asian Tour and European Tour, as the biggest star of Indian golf who in three months over December 2017 and February 2018 won twice on the Asian Tour at the Joburg Open and the Maybank Championship.
His victory at the Joburg Open also made him the youngest Indian, at the age of 21, to win on the European Tour.
Sharma, who leads the Asian Tour Habitat for Humanity Standings, enjoyed a solid tied-ninth place finish at the WGC-Mexico Championship and is chasing for a place in Ernie Els’s International Team for the 2019 Presidents Cup.
Sharma’s trip to the Indian Ocean island will give him another opportunity to impress captain Els, who will also be playing in the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.
Austrian Bernd Wiesberger, a four-time winner on the European Tour, has also confirmed his place in the field as he makes his debut in this tournament.
“Mauritius is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. I loved going there as a child for our family holidays and I have played in a couple of pro-ams there over the years. But this time I’m really looking forward to playing in my first AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.”
South African Dylan Frittelli has also confirmed his title defence in the prestigious event later this month.