Ludovic Bax, local golfer in the gross competition for men with handicaps 0-9, added 36 points to his round one 37 for a two-round total of 73, good enough for a two-point lead with which to take into Saturday's final round.
Olivier Lagesse, in the net competition for men (0-9 handicap) had a superb day - reaping 38 points which added to the 34 points he gained on the Legends course giving him a one point lead over the field on 72 points.
Anthony Lam, like Bax, remains in control of 36 holes in the men's 10-18 handicap category.
Lam has 48 points in the gross competition, which gives him a solid 4 point lead and 67 points in the net competition, a more tenuous 2 point advantage.
Leading the way in the ladies gross competition is Ginger Delacretaz whose 64 points two round total is good enough for a 4 point lead over Silvia Valli.
Linda Weston tops the leaderboard on 77 points in the net competition and is set for a final battle with
Catherine Vallet and Alison Moss, who are tied second, just 2 points adrift of Weston's lead.
Five year veteran of the Air Mauritius Trophy, Moss explained how she had first learned about the tournament and the resort:
“My friend who I play golf with at home is married to Bill Longmuir,” said Moss, who hails from Surrey in England. “Bill plays on the European Senior Tour and they've both been out here for the MCB Tour Championship many times.
They told us that we must come to see it for ourselves and we absolutely love it.
It's the whole package of the golf courses and the resort.
"You meet some really nice people who become friends you meet year after year. It's not just the golfers but the staff at the two courses – they make you feel so at home.”
As the amateurs maintained the competitive pace on the Links course, the professionals continued preparations for Friday's start to the MCB Tour Championship with practice rounds on the Legend Golf course.
The day ended with three-time Senior Major Championship winner Colin Montgomerie taking part in a fun challenge outside the clubhouse, hitting to a small floating green in the middle of the pond between the Deer Hunter restaurant and the ninth green.
Montgomerie is looking forward to his return to the Legend Golf course:
“It's a great place to be and we're delighted to be here,
“I've heard the course has had a few changes and they sound marvellous. If I can get to grips with the greens that could make the difference for me.
I can't wait to get started.”