Cape Town - European Tour champions
George Coetzee, Justin Harding and Brandon Stone have added their names to an
already strong field for the Mauritius Open at the Heritage Golf
Club from December 5-8.
The trio of South Africans
join a field including Major winner Paul Lawrie, Ryder Cup stars Nicolas
Colsaerts, Thomas Pieters and Edoardo Molinari, former Asian Tour Order of
Merit winner Shubhankar Sharma, and top amateurs Matthias Schmid and Pierre
Coetzee returns to the
Indian Ocean island as a four-time European Tour champion and the winner of the
inaugural Mauritius Open at Heritage Golf Club in 2015.
African is seeking to win a European Tour event twice for the second time in
his career after he won the Tshwane Open in 2015 and 2018. He also recently
claimed his 10th Sunshine Tour title when he won the Origins
of Golf Final at the beginning of November.
"I feel like I'm in a good
space now and playing pretty well. I'm looking forward to the summer season and
hopefully my golf will be good. It's an exciting time for me," he said.
Harding, currently ranked
23rd on the Race to Dubai, made his breakthrough on the European
Tour this year with his victory in the Qatar Masters, which was
his fifth victory in 12 months wherein he also won on the Asian Tour and
Sunshine Tour and broke into the top 50 on the world ranking for the first time
in his career.
Stone heads to
Mauritius as a three-time European Tour champion, including his Rolex Series
victory in the 2018 Scottish Open.
Korean professional Taehee
Lee will be among those leading the Asian Tour challenge in this tournament
as the highest ranked player on the Asian Tour's Habitat for Humanity Standings
in fourth place.
The €1-million tournament
is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year as a leading tri-sanctioned
tournament between the European Tour, Asian Tour and Sunshine Tour.
- Michael Vlismas Media