Arjun Atwal takes four shots lead
Asian Team Captain for the upcoming EurAsia Cup in January 2018 showed what he is truly made up of today in the first round of AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open with a course record bogey-free nine-under 62 today consisting an astonishing eagle on the par-5 14th, and seven birdies one each on the 1st, 2nd, 6th, 7th, 10th, 16th, and the 18th holes.
Quite the round from @Arjunatwal.
A course record 62 and four-shot lead. pic.twitter.com/SsnwSjEBay
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) November 30, 2017
Early clubhouse leaders Sebastian Hiesele and Louis de Jager shared second place with Miguel Tabuena, Addison Da Silva, and Ockie Strydom after posting five-under 66 for the day. Hiesele’s round consisted of six birdies, five of which came on the back nine and a bogey on the third hole to finish his round today, where Jager was able to make seven birdies and two bogeys in his round of five-under 66 today.
Following the top six spots for a share of the seventh-place on the board are Romain Langasque, Joel Stalter, Pontus Widegren, George Coetzee, Louis Oosthuizen, Oliver Bekker, Jbe Kruger, Teaghan Gauche, Anders Hansen, Marcus Kinhult, Dylan Frittelli, and Lauri Canter at four-under 67 for the day.
Indians at the Event
Leading from the front Atwal surely made Indians proud today, but following him other young guns from India consists of SSP Chawrasia, Shiv Kapur, Chiragh Kumar, Honey Baisoya, Gaganjeet Bhullar, Chikkarangappa, Ajeetesh Sandhu, Rahil Gangjee, Khalin Joshi and Sujjan Singh.
Chawrasia shares 33rd place on the board with Shiv Kapur at two-under 69 for the day, where Chawrasia’s round consisted four birdies, and two bogeys and Kapur went ahead with three birdies and a bogey in his round for a share of 33rd place with Raphael Jacquelin, Suradit Yongcharoenchai, Doug McGuigan, Andrew Curlewis, Johannes Veerman, Mark Williams, Jaco Prinsloo, Haydn Porteous, Matthieu Pavon, James Morrison, and Jaco Ahlers.
Chiragh Kumar, Honey Baisoya, and Bhullar shared 46th place on the board with rounds of one-under 70, Chikkarangappa finished the day for a share of 64th place, Sandhu stands at 120th place with three-over 74, Rahil Gangjee and Joshi shared 130th place on the board at four-over 75, and Sujjan Singh finished his day for a share of the 144th place on the board with his round of six-over 77.