Jeunghun Wang made it back-to-back European Tour wins after chasing down Siddikur Rahman
Jeunghun Wang Wins Again in Mauritius
Jeunghun Wang became the first back-to-back winner on the European Tour since Rory McIlroy at the WGC-Bridgestone and USPGA in 2014 by winning the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.
His score of six-under-par was enough to take trophy in a challenging week where only he and Rahman ended under-par.
He also won the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco last week.
At just 20 years of age, he is showing incredible potential and is now be the fourth-highest South Korean in the Official World Golf Rankings behind Byeong-Hun An, K.T. Kim and Shenzhen International winner Soomin Lee.
Overnight leader Siddikur Rahman was three ahead of the South Korean with three to play but Rahman lost his tee shot on the 16th which led to double-bogey.
He then dropped another at 17 to tie Wang going down the last and the 20-year-old made a wonderful sandy-birdie to seal the title by a single stroke.
Wang said: "I can't believe that I've won two weeks in a row. I'm so excited right now and I can't believe that I've won.
"I hope I can win three in a row, but next week is a really big tournament and it's my first time in Ireland, so I'm not sure. I'll be trying my best.
"I probably had luck on my side today. I wasn't even thinking about winning this week until the 16th. I missed a lot of putts so I thought I didn't have any chance to win.
Wang moves into the world's top 70 and has also become the first ever Asian to record back-to-back wins on the European Tour.
1 Jeunghun Wang (Kor) 69 70 71 72 282 €166,660
2 Siddikur Rahman (Ban) 68 72 69 74 283 €111,110
T3 Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel) 75 65 73 75 288 €56,300
T3 Tano Goya (Arg) 69 79 69 71 288 €56,300
5 Andrew Dodt (Aus) 66 70 77 76 289 €42,400
6 Brandon Stone (SA) 73 75 68 74 290 €35,000
Note: Player score in bold indicates Titleist ball usage
Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!
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