Victor Perez, France, and Seenappa Chikkarangappa from India share the first round Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open lead, at the Four Seasons Golf Club in Mauritius.
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Victor and Seenappa both carded first rounds of -8 under 64 to lead the Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open by one shot on day one.
Victor has been playing well lately;
“I’ve been playing a lot of good golf lately.”
“It’s been a really good streak, a little hard to believe in golf when we know how the highs and the lows can be.”
“I’m trying to ride this wave out as long as possible and it showed again in this first round.”
“I don’t really know what was going right, I was kind of in the zone. I was just trying to go shot after shot.”
Seenappa also played and putted well;
“It was a dream-come-true round today, I hit the ball great, putted really well and kept the ball on the fairway, which is key to scoring here.”
“I hit 13 fairways, hit almost every green in regulation and made 25 putts. Everything was perfect today.”
“I was first reserve last year and I didn’t get into the event. I had to go back home, with tears in my eyes. I was playing really solid and was eager to get the chance to play.”
“This year, I was really looking forward to coming and I’m here this week.”
“If I win here, I’ll get a card both on the Asian Tour and European Tour, and that’s what I’m looking at.”
“I’m going to stick to my same plan. Good tee-shots and hole putts. The weather just needs to stay the same and the good scores will come tomorrow.”
Jaco Van Zyl, South Africa, Kurt Kitayama, USA and Masahiro Kawamura from Japan share second place following their opening rounds of -7 under par 65.