PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Heritage Resorts has been chosen to host the prestigious international AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Golf Open which will take place from 7th to 10th May 2015 on Heritage Golf Club golf course. The official launch was held on Friday 26th of August 2014 at the C Beach Club at Heritage Resorts located at Domaine de Bel Ombre. This world-class golf tournament will become the first ever tri-sanctioned tournament endorsed by the Asian Tours, Europeans Tours and Sunshine Tours, which are all members of the International Federation of PGA Tours.
Total prize fund of €1-million award for winners
The AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open shall draw top performing golfers to each of the 3 Tours. Heritage Golf Club, which was recently ranked amongst the top-10 golf courses in Africa by global news broadcaster CNN, was picked as the perfect venue to host the 3 Tours altogether. The 138-man field, made up of at least 40 professionals from each of the participating Tours plus qualifiers and local invitees, will compete in a 72-hole stroke play championship over four days. The results from this tournament count towards the individual Tours' Orders of Merit and Official World Ranking points, Race to Dubai and Chase to the Investec Cup. The total prize fund of €1 million awarded to the professional golfers is the highest prize purse ever to be paid out for a tournament held in Mauritius.
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Philippe Espitalier-Noël, CEO of Rogers Group, states: "This event really goes well beyond the contours of Rogers Group. Having said that, Rogers has been a pioneer in the tourism and travel industry during the past 50 years. With the expertise we have in house, it is our duty to push the frontiers of what we offer to our clients, the villa owners, beyond what we currently do in terms of leisure experience. Clearly, there is a responsibility to push things forward and we believe that by sponsoring and supporting this event, this is what we are doing. From a broader point of view, a lot of money has been spent on creating very nice golf courses here, nicely landscaped, beautiful lush tropical gardens. I believe there is reward for all that investment over the years."
Selwyn Nathan, Executive Director of the Sunshine Tour, said: "We are delighted to be joining the Asian and European Tours in staging the first-ever tri-sanctioned event in Mauritius. We enjoy excellent relationships with both Tours, and are proud to already be a vital 'swing' on the European Tour, during the Northern Hemisphere's winter months. This ground-breaking tournament in Mauritius will bring the three Tours ever closer and, importantly for us, offer our members another opportunity to compete at the highest levels on the world stage."
Keith Waters, The European Tour's Chief Operating Officer and Director of International Policy, said: "We enjoy a strong relationship with both the Asian Tour and the Sunshine Tour, and we are delighted to bring these two partnerships together for the first time in Mauritius for this premiere tri-sanctioned event. The players will all enjoy playing the Heritage Golf Club course and visiting Mauritius, sampling the island's renowned hospitality. Golf is a major part of Mauritius' tourism strategy and through the support of the sponsors the tournament will showcase the island to a worldwide television audience as part of The 2015 Race to Dubai."
Mike Kerr, CEO of the Asian Tour, added: "The Asian Tour is delighted to break new ground with the launch of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, which will be a milestone in the history of the Asian Tour as it will be the first time that the Asian Tour, European Tour and Sunshine Tour are joining forces to sanction what is poised to be a truly exciting and historic golf tournament. It will be tremendous for Mauritius to play host to the finest golf stars from the three continents and through the Asian Tour to further promote the island and all of the partners to golf fans in Asia. On behalf of our talented players, I wish to thank all the sponsors for their support of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open."
"We are honoured to be the official sponsor of this first of its kind tri-sanctioned tournament in Mauritius and promoting golf as a key passion point. As a private and corporate bank, our aim is to be in line with supporting a sports partnership strategy that is aligned with business diversity and international presence, and the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open provides us with the unique opportunity to build on our sporting heritage while providing priceless experiences to our clients, and at the same time mapping Mauritius as a lifestyle, financial and logistics hub," says James Benoit, CEO of AfrAsia Bank.
"We are very grateful for the support we have received from our sponsors. We believe that these partnerships will only grow from here to deliver one of the very best golfing events in the world," said Ryan Dodds the Heritage Golf Club Director.
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