Justin Walters tips more glory for home players in South Africa

Last Updated: 12/02/14 3:46pm

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Justin Walters: Targeting more South African success

Justin Walters: Targeting more South African success

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Justin Walters is confident South African players can thrive on home soil once again at this week's Africa Open in East London.

The 33-year-old was in impressive form when finishing second behind compatriot George Coetzee in the Joburg Open, which finished on Sunday, and is targeting further home domination.

Walters told a press conference: "Any time you start to feel a bit of form you want to continue.

"You never know week to week what's going to happen, but I'd like to get the momentum going and not be a one-week wonder.

"The game is its own beast, because we're in a different part of the country, different greens, different conditions, but I'd like to build towards something, get myself into position again and do a better job at the end.

"If there is no wind then you have to be aggressive this week. The only real defence to this course is the wind, and when it blows this course becomes a real animal.

"So it largely depends on the conditions. The course is in great shape and if the weather is kind then we'll see a lot of birdies and guys being quite aggressive.

"The greens are firmer than last week, so if you're not in the fairway it will be harder to get at the pins. If it's in range than I will throw it as close as I can and hopefully it works out."

Watch the first round of the Africa Open live on Sky Sports 4HD from 8.30am on Thursday.

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