BEAU CHAMPS, Mauritius - Jeunghun Wang became the first back-to-back winner on the European Tour in two years after overtaking Siddikur Rahman on the last hole Sunday for a one-shot victory at the Mauritius Open.
Wang, champion at the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco last weekend, is the first player to win two straight titles on the tour since Rory McIlroy won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship in August 2014. The 20-year-old Wang also became the first Asian player to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
Wang ended with a 72 in Mauritius and finished on 6-under 282 after a birdie on the last hole snatched the title from Rahman, who carded a 74.
Victory seemed unlikely for the South Korean when overnight leader Rahman held a three-shot lead on the tee at No. 16 at Four Seasons Golf Club. But Rahman made double-bogey and then bogey and - in a straight shootout with playing partner Wang on No. 18 - could only manage a par on the last.
Wang and Rahman were the only two players under par at the end of a testing four days at the Ernie Els-designed layout on the east coast of the Indian Ocean island.
Estanislao Goya and Nicolas Colsaerts tied for third at level par.
The Mauritius Open is co-sanctioned by the European Tour, the Asian Tour and South Africa's Sunshine Tour.