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Gangjee relieved after tied 11th finish at Mauritius Open

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Gangjee at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open 2015

Domaine de Bel Ombre (Mauritius), May 11 (IANS) Indian golfer Rahil Gangjee is relieved after finishing tied 11th, his best performance in 2015, at the $1.1 million Mauritius Open that concluded at the Heritage Golf Club here on Sunday.

Gangjee, who had who had missed all the cuts in his previous four starts on the Asian Tour, scored seven-under 277 as total in the tournament tri-sanctioned by the Asian, European and Sunshine Tours.

"I've got a lot to take from this week. It's my first cut on the Asian Tour this year and it's just very positive. There's nothing else I can take away from this but positivity," Gangjee said in a release on Monday.

"I hit my driver and irons well, that's the main thing. I'll have a lesson with my coach when I get back before the Bangladesh Open," said the Indian.

The Asian Tour will take a two-week break before heading to Dhaka, Bangladesh for the inaugural Bangladesh Open.

Gangjee, who is half-Mauritian, produced a solid final round 66 to finish tied 11th for his best result so far in 2015.

His fine finish pushed him to 50th on the Order of Merit but more importantly, the Mauritius Open was an opportunity for Gangjee to return to his roots as his mum Nazirah hails from the world famous holiday isle.

"Mauritius is partly my home because I'm half Mauritian," smiled Gangjee. "This is a brilliant tournament at a brilliant setting. It was a challenge with the weather initially but it's turned out perfect.

"What a beautiful setting it is for the spectators. It was nice to have my aunt and wife around this week. We'll have a bit of a break before going home," he added.

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