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Mauritius Open 2016 Betting Preview

Jason Scrivener (ew)Tournament Winner33/1BetVictor, Coral
Haydn Porteous (ew)Tournament Winner28/1Betfred, Coral
Zander Lombard (ew)Tournament Winner55/1Bet365


The Four Seasons Resort in Anahita, Mauritius, makes its debut on the European Tour as it hosts the second edition of the Mauritius Open, with the first having been won by South Africa’s George Coetzee 12 months ago. The 7,500-yard course was designed by Ernie Els and features wide fairways surrounded by dense tropical forest, with six holes bordered by the Indian Ocean coast. The stunning 18th hole plays alongside the ocean and into a green which nestles into a beautiful beach.


This is the first event to be sanctioned by three tours – the European, the Sunshine Tour and the Asian Tour – and it is the South African defending champion Coetzee who heads the betting at best odds of 11/1. Scott Hend, whose fine form in tropical conditions we highlighted a fortnight ago, is at 14/1 alongside another leading South African in Brandon Stone. Jeunghun Wang, who won a play-off in Morocco on Sunday to land his first European Tour title at the age of 20, is at 20/1 with another recent winner, Soomin Lee, at the same price.


JASON-SCRIVENER-GOLFERJASON SCRIVENER has enjoyed several good performances when the European Tour’s elite players have been engaged elsewhere, including third place at the Perth International event in February. The Aussie shared 10th place in Morocco last week and had a string of good results at the back end of last season including a third place in Hong Kong – BetVictor and Coral are both paying 33/1 (as short as 25/1 elsewhere).

Haydn-PorteousHAYDN PORTEOUS is currently in second place on the Sunshine Tour’s Order of Merit and his form this season suggests he can be competitive in a weakened field such as this. He was in the top 20 at the recent Volvo China Open having recorded top 10 finishes at the Tshwane Open and, much more notably, the Dubai Desert Classic in February. All that on the back of his maiden European Tour victory at the Joburg Open in January.

Zander-LombardZANDER LOMBARD is another South African who has caught the eye this season and the 21-year-old has enhanced his growing reputation with some fine performances, finishing second at the Joburg Open (a result which saw him qualify for the Open this year), fourth at the Australian PGA Championship and seventh in Tshwane. There’s no doubt that this younster has plenty of talent and you can back him at best odds of 55/1 with Bet365.

Jason Scrivener (ew)Tournament Winner33/1BetVictor, Coral
Haydn Porteous (ew)Tournament Winner28/1Betfred, Coral
Zander Lombard (ew)Tournament Winner55/1Bet365