Antoine Rozner Cruises To AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open Title

The Frenchman was unstoppable over the final round, carding a five-under 67 to secure a five shot win

Rozner gets covered in water and champagne
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Antoine Rozner dominated proceedings over the final day in Mauritius, as the 29-year-old picked up his third DP World Tour title in three years and just 76 tournaments.

Going into the final day, the Frenchman held a two-shot lead over fellow countryman, Julien Brun, with both men vying for the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open title.

Opening with four pars, it was still tight at the top, but soon came a scintillating run of holes that gave Rozner plenty of breathing space. Birdieing the fifth, a par on the sixth was followed by an eagle and two birdies, as the Frenchman concluded his front nine with a five-under 31.

Five shots clear, Rozner remained steady on the Mont Choisy Le Golf Course, with seven consecutive pars meaning the 29-year-old was never challenged throughout the closing stretch.

A bogey at the par 3 17th did cut his lead to four but, going down the 72nd, he found the green before rolling in a comfortable birdie putt to bump his overall advantage to five shots and his first title since the 2021 Qatar Masters.

Rozner fist pumps after holing the winning putt

Rozner celebrates his third DP World Tour victory

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Following the win, Rozner stated that his victory was "unbelievable", adding: "It's a tough game. We practise so hard all year long and a win is a win, and I'm so glad I got this done. It's so hard to win, so I'm just so happy.

"I didn't know anything about the scores; I didn't want to have a look. I knew I was in the lead. I knew if I kept playing like this there was going to be no issue at the end but it was so hard."

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x