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AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open - Day two digest

AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open - Day two digest

Everything you need to know from day two at Mont Choisy Le Golf.

It got tight at the top with three sharing the lead heading into the weekend. Sami Välimäki is no longer in pole position on his own after Alfredo Garcia-Heredia and Antoine Rozner joined the party.

Here is everything you need to know from Friday's action.

Garcia-Heredia trying to land a big one

The Spaniard is taking advantage of being on Mauritius and it's not all about what happens on the course.

He said: "I enjoy more fishing than golf. I've been here since last Wednesday enjoying the fishing and now I have to play a golf tournament.

"When I can go fishing in the morning or afterwards it relaxes me and it is going well."

On his approach to trying to land a first DP World Tour win, he said: "Just keep doing the same thing. My game plan, I'm playing good, putting good, doing the good things so just enjoy the weekend."

Rozner's happy hunting ground

Like his co-leader Garcia-Heredia, Rozner loves this part of the world. He lost in a play-off in this tournament three years ago - to Rasmus Højgaard - at Heritage Golf Club but has plenty of fond memories of Mauritius.

He said: "I don't know, I like the place. Once you're off the course, you completely disconnect and can't think anything about golf. That suits me well."

No fairway, no problem for Burmester

South African Dean Burmester had been enjoying his golf early in the season - taking a share of fifth place at the Investec South African Open Championship a fortnight ago and sharing seventh at the Alfred Dunhill Championship last weekend.

He's heading home early this week but he won't forget this shot in a hurry...

Or this one...

Schaper's big bounce

The 13th was lucky for Jayden Schaper when his tee shot at the driveable par four was heading for the ravine and bounced out, right across the green. He avoided the bunker on the other side and gave himself an outside chance of a birdie before settling for par on his way to a 72 that leaves him nicely inside the top 20.

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