Golf | 03 Oct 2017 | By Michael Vlismas

Asian Tour star Hend confirmed for AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open

Asian Tour star Scott Hend has added his name to an already strong field for the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open and will tee it up in the tri-sanctioned showpiece at The Heritage Golf Club at Heritage Resorts this November.

Hend, a 14-time winner throughout his career, joins 2010 Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, rising French star Romain Langasque, and European Tour winners Brandon Stone, George Coetzee and Dylan Frittelli in the field for the 30 November to 3 December tournament.

Currently ranked 78th in the world, Hend is the second highest ranked player on the Official World Golf Ranking after world number 21 Oosthuizen to confirm his place in the field for the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.

The tournament is tri-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour, European Tour and Asian Tour and has this year been expanded to include a field of 156 professionals competing for the €1 million in prize money.

Last year Hend became the first Australian to win the Asian Tour Order of Merit and only the fourth player in Asian Tour history to surpass US$1 million in earnings in one season with his two victories on the tour.

This year he has continued his impressive form with finishes of sixth in the Thailand Open and second in the Omega European Masters, which is co-sanctioned with the European Tour, and is lying second on the Asian Tour Order of Merit.

He is currently ranked fourth on the all-time list of players with the most Asian Tour wins, including nine throughout his career.

Hend also enjoyed his best finish in the World Golf Championships this year when he finished tied 10th in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

The big-hitting Australian will certainly be a favourite for the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open considering his victory in last year’s Thailand Classic also came in a tri-sanctioned tournament.