Justin on the rise in Germany

2015 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open: Day 1Justin Walters heads to the BMW International Open on the back of a tied-fifth result and has all the right signs of making a comeback.

The 2014 Challenge Tour Graduate of the Year has been hot and cold this season, but last week at the Najeti Open his game was on point and he went on to share fifth place on four-under-par.

The 34-year-old had a decent start to the season on home soil, where he tied 24th place at the both the Joburg Open and Africa Open, followed by his sharing 23rd at the Tshwane Open.

He missed the cut at his first Challenge Tour event of the year – the Barclays Kenya Open – but came right a fortnight later and carded rounds of 66, 69 at the weekend of the Challenge de Madrid, where he finished in a share of 13th place.

The next time he teed up was at the inaugural AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, where the Country Club Johannesburg member carded a Sunday 69 to share 13th place while his countryman George Coetzee lifted the trophy.

The last month has been tough for Walters, who missed cuts at the Karnten Golf Open and the Nordea Masters. He hung tough at the Lyoness Open, however, and played the weekend in level to share 45th place.

Last week in France his game was on point at the tricky Saint-Omer Golf Club and, despite local favourite Sebastian Gros blowing the field away with a 14-under-par total, Walters was able to put in a good showing and shared fifth place.

This week he heads to Golfclub Munchen Eichenried to compete alongside Europe’s best. It’s an important week for Walters, who could turn his entire year around at this event. The stars appear to be lining up for one of South Africa’s proudest golfing exports.

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