France’s Antoine Rozner together with Belgium’s Thomas Detry and Scotland’s Calum Hill will head into the final round of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open with a one-shot advantage after sharing the third round lead on Saturday.
A graduate of the European Challenge Tour, Rozner showed his promise in his rookie season on the main Tour by closing with a pair of birdies in his last two holes to sign for a six-under-par 66 along with a place atop the leaderboard.
“I’m happy. I played really solid and I had a great front-nine again. Probably the best I’ve played all week so far. I played great on the back as well and I’ll take six-under anytime,” Rozner said.
Hill, who started the day with a one-shot lead on his own, mixed his card with two bogeys and six birdies for a three-day total of 16-under-par 200 at the Heritage Golf Club.
While it was not enough to give him the outright lead again, it was still a rewarding day as he showed great character by recovering well with a bogey on 16 to close with birdies on 17 and 18.
“I’m happy. I played really solid and I had a great front-nine again. Probably the best I’ve played all week so far. I played great on the back as well and I’ll take six-under anytime,” Antoine Rozner.
Asian Tour member Sihwan Kim of the United States trailed the leading trio by a single shot as he returned with a 67 to share fourth place with promising Danish youngster Rasmus Hojgaard.
China’s Wu Ashun emerged as the highest placed Asian after signing for a 68 to stay four shots off the pace in a share of 10th place while India’s Jyoti Randhawa posted a 70 to lie in tied-35th place, nine shots off the leaders.