Pavon joins top field for AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open

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  • Post published:November 17, 2023

Matthieu Pavon has added his name to an already strong field for the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open as the Frenchman seeks to build on his recent DP World Tour success when he tees it up at La Réserve Golf Links from 14-17 December.

Pavon, who challenged world number seven Max Homa for the recent Nedbank Golf Challenge title, broke through with his maiden DP World Tour title in the acciona Open de España by Madrid in October this year.

He joins a quality field in Mauritius that includes Major winner Lous Oosthuizen, defending champion Antoine Rozner, five-time DP World Tour winner and Heritage Golf Club ambassador Marcel Siem, the charismatic Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston who is making his return from injury, former European Ryder Cup star and winning captain Thomas Bjørn, and a host of Sunshine Tour and DP World Tour winners.

Pavon has been in impressive form on the DP World Tour this season as he’s climbed to 20th on the Race to Dubai Rankings following his victory as well as six top-10 finishes.

He returns to an AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open tournament where he’s always performed well in the past, including finishes of tied fifth in 2017 and second in 2018.

“I’m just trying to keep doing what I’ve been doing since the start of the year. That win brought me a lot of confidence in what I’m working on with my coaches. Everything is clear in my mind and I just show up and try to do my best,” he said.

AfrAsia Bank also hosted its annual AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open Pro-Am qualifying tournament at The Club at Steyn City recently where AfrAsia Bank clients competed for a place in the official pro-am of the tournament on 13 December, and which was won by Johannes Markus Erne.

“I’m delighted to have won and look forward to playing with some of the world’s best golfers in Mauritius,” said Erne.