MATTHEW Southgate impressed in the PGA European Tour’s keenly contested Tshwane Open.

Southgate tied for 37th in the event, which was held in Pretoria, South Africa.

The Thorpe Hall Golf Club member, who is currently 182nd in the Race to Dubai rankings, finished four under par on the challenging course.

Lucas Bjerregaard, Wallie Coetsee, Louis De Jager, Darren Fichardt, Jose-Filipe Lima, Anthony Michael and Paul Peterson finished alongside Southgate on four under par.

Southgate’s excellent positioning in the standings also saw him pocket nearly £7,000 in prize money.

Meanwhile, Daniel Brooks finished the South African course with one under par.

As a result, Brooks finished in joint 62nd place with Simon Dyson, Ricardo Gouveia, Chris Hanson, Haydn Porteous and Chris Swanepoel.

The former Basildon Golf Club star received more than £2,500 after his solid performance.

Brooks will now turn his attention towards the Hero Indian Open, which gets underway today.

The competition, which will see the golfers go head-to-head over the course of three days, is being held in New Delhi.

The winner of the competition will get their hands on just shy of £1,500 in prize money.

Brooks will tee off at 6:35am UK time.

Nicholas Fung and Pavit Tangkamolprasert will also tee off with the Basildon-born golfer on the tenth tee.

The 30 year-old will then tee off at 1:30am UK time in round two of the competition.

Brooks, who is now a member of the London-based Mill Hill Golf Club, is currently 143rd in the Race to Dubai rankings but will be looking to impress in India as he bids to climb towards the competition’s top 100 competitors.

Meanwhile, the Shoeburyness-based Richard McEvoy has not feaured on the PGA European Tour circuit since competing in the Joburg Open last month.