Andrew Dodt has the 1st round lead at a windy AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open on the Four Seasons Golf Club.
Andrew, from Australia, fired an opening round -6 under par 66, in very windy conditions at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, giving him a two shot cushion at the top of the leaderboard, where only 21 players managed to get under par on day one of the tri-sanctioned event involving the European, Asian and Sunshine Tours, on the Ernie Els designed course.
The wind did not bother Andrew;
“When you play well, the conditions don’t really matter. Fortunately that happened to me today.”
“I played really solid, I didn’t make too many mistakes and the momentum in the round just kept flowing.
“I probably won’t shoot 66 tomorrow but I’ve just got to try to minimize the mistakes.”
“If someone said six under at the start of the day, I would have put my hand up yesterday and taken it.”
“It’s not easy out there. if you’re off by just a little bit, everything gets magnified by the wind.”
“Having said that, this course can just get up and bite you at any stage. There’s a long way to go.”
Sharing second place at -4 under after their first rounds of 68, are India’s Rashid Khan and Bangladesh’s Siddikur Rahman.
Fresh from his maiden victory at last week’s Trophée Hassan II, Jeunghun Wang was tied in fourth place with Estanislao Goya at -3 under par.