Wesselingh back in hunt in Mauritious

PAUL Wesselingh starts the second round of his defence of the MCB Tour Championship in Mauritius  just a shot behind pace-setter Barry Lane after opening with a three-under-par 67.

The former Chorley and Northenden pro lifted both the tournament silverware and the John Jacobs Trophy in Mauritius 12 months ago, and while Colin Montgomerie has already secured the latter this time round, Wesselingh made a solid start to his defence of the former with four birdies in a round of 69.

“I hit the ball ok, but it wasn’t the greatest I have played,” he said. “I was happy though, and it’ is a nice start to my defence of the title. The only thing I was disappointed with was that I didn’t take advantage over the par fives, even though I birdied the last.

“I putted nicely though and the course just suits me. I feel comfortable out there. It’s good to be up there again and that’s all you can do – put yourself in position.”

Frost has an impressive record over the Legend Course, winning the former Mauritius Commercial Bank Open in 2009 and the MCB Tour Championship in 2012, as well as finishing runner up twice in the tournament. He was one of only two players to avoid making a bogey on the opening day, and broke par for the 14th time in 16 rounds at the venue.

Andrew Murray (Lymm) and Paul Eales (Hillside) shot 76.


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