Bekker building towards Scottish Hydro Challenge

2015 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open: Day 2Oliver Bekker has played his finest Challenge Tour golf over the last month and heads to this week’s Scottish Hydro Challenge as a real contender for the title.

In his last three starts on the European development tour he has finished 12th or better, most recently taking home seventh place at the Najeti Open.

That was last week in France, where the tough layout of Saint Omer Golf Club took its toll, Bekker shot rounds of 67, 70 at the weekend to share seventh place.

In the weeks prior he finished 12th at the KPMG Trophy and 10th at the Swiss Challenge, proving that he belongs on the tour.

His form has been solid for a while, and at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open in May he shared eighth place, marking his third top-20 on the European Tour this season.

The 30-year-old last played at Macdonal Spey Valley Golf Club in 2013, where he missed the cut after shooting rounds of 76 and 75.

This week a more mature Bekker will tee up in Scotland, one who has played in a World Golf Championships event and has competed on the European Tour.

It’s a week full of promise for the Stellenbosch local, who could join countrymen Haydn Porteous and Jake Roos as winners on the Challenge Tour.

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