Garrick Higgo is targeting a solid week when he forms part of a strong field at the Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open at Heritage Golf and Wellness Resorts.
‘I always fancy my chances when getting into tournaments but there are a lot of guys here that can win this week,’ said the leading Sunshine Tour rookie.
‘I just have to play my game and play well. I don’t have any secrets or strategies except to play solid golf.’
Higgo won his maiden Sunshine Tour title at the Sun City Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club where he beat a star-studded field to the title in only his fifth start as a professional. He also boasts three top-10 finishes and a top 20 on top of that Sun City win and leads the race to the Freddie Tait Trophy, a piece of silverware awarded to the leading rookie at the end of the season.
‘Hopefully, I can end it just as well as I started,’ Higgo said of the year he has had on Tour.
He is teeing it up among some of the best players from the European Tour and the Asian Tour this week but he is not fazed at all.
‘It’s my first trip here for the golf and I’m looking forward to teeing it up,’ he said. ‘I haven’t seen the course yet, but I’ll play my first practice round today. I have been resting a bit. The course looks nice and my caddie says it’s good, so we will see. I’m just going to have fun this week and play my best and see what happens then.’
Higgo has big plans for the future which includes some grind on the European Challenge Tour.
‘I went to Qualifying School in Europe. It was good because I got through all three stages but I just didn’t get top 25 at the final stage. But the experience was awesome. I have my Challenge Tour card secured for next year and I’ll play there during our winter tour when we don’t have many tournaments.’