Indian star Shubhankar Sharma is the latest player to confirm his participation in the 2018 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at the Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita from November 29 - December 2.
In three months over December 2017 and February 2018 Sharma won twice on the European Tour at the Joburg Open and Maybank Championship and currently leads the race to be named European Tour Rookie of the Year.
His victory in South Africa made him, at the age of 21, the youngest Indian to ever win on the European Tour, and he heads to the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open - a tri-sanctioned tournament between the European Tour, Asian Tour and Sunshine Tour - as the current Asian Tour Number One and the biggest star in Indian golf after a year in which he also finished tied ninth in the WGC-Mexico Championship.
Sharma’s trip to the Indian Ocean island will give him another opportunity to impress Ernie Els as captain of the International Team for the 2019 Presidents Cup, with the South African Major winner also 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.
He said: “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.”
The field also includes four-time Major winner Ernie Els and his fellow South African and defending champion Dylan Frittelli.