De Jager joins Atwal for the lead
Arjun Atwal has been reigning at AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open since day one and finally met Louis de Jager today for a share of the lead at 13-under 200. Atwal posted 3-under 68 for the day consisting five birdies and two bogeys, one of which came on the finishing hole tying him for the lead. Jager was in control of his game starting from the very first hole, finishing it for a bogey-free 4-under 67 today, sharing the lead with the leader from past two rounds Arjun Atwal.
Statistically the hardest hole on the course.
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“I played solid all day except for a blip on the last hole which won’t bother me,” Atwal said. “It did play harder today.
“I’m really looking forward to Sunday. With the way I’m playing, I think I have a good shot at it.
“I’m really calm here but a bit tired. You mixed those two together and I think I’ll be okay on Sunday.”
Atwal is chasing his fourth European Tour Title and with the given pace he can surely win after
Dylan Frittelli and Miguel Tabuena share the third place on the board, following the co-leaders by a shot at 12-under 201. Frittelli posted 3-under 68 consisting five birdies and two bogeys, and Tabuena joined him with a 4-under 67 consisting five birdies and a bogey on the first hole.
Jose Filipe Lima, Romain Langasque, and Justin Walters are tied for the fifth place at 10-under 203, where Lima went 2-under, Langasque was 4-under 67, and Walters joined them with 2-under 69 for the day.
Indians at the Event
Gaganjeet Bhullar, SSP Chawrasia, and Shubhankar Sharma are the only Indians after Atwal who made the cut for the weekend. Bhullar posted 4-under 67 consisting six birdies and two bogeys to finish his day for a share of 24th position with Scott Vincent, Casey O’Toole, and Neil Schietekat at five-under 208.
Chawrasia finished his day for 2-over 73 consisting three birdies, three bogeys, and a double-bogey on the par-4 6th for a share of 28th position with Paul Peterson, Phachara Khonwatmai, Jbe Kruger, Dean Burmester, Sam Horsfield, and Carlos Pigem at 4-under 209.
Shubhankar Sharma held his place for a shared 43rd position on the board at 2-under 211, with a 71 today. Sharma shares his position with Anders Hansen, Adilson Da Silva, Suttijet Kooratanapisan, Marcus Kinhult, Jeff Winther, Sebastian Hiesele, Pontus Widegren, and Suradit Yongcharoenchai.
It will be exciting to see if Atwal pulls off a win tomorrow after a decade.