MATT Southgate is determined to build on his fine showing in Denmark.

Southgate finished tied ninth at the Made in Denmark event at the Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort to win more than £50,000.

But the 30-year-old is now eager to maintain that level of performance at the PGA European Tour’s Belgian Knockout, which began yesterday.

“I’ve been really looking forward to the Belgium Knockout,” said Southgate, who finished one under par in the first round.

“After last week it was nice to go in with confidence and I’ve always been keen on playing matchplay type situations where it becomes one-on-one down the final stretch.

“I like the course and hope I can play well enough to seed well in qualifying and then press on to finding my first victory on the tour soon.”

That could well happen soon if Southgate can continue to perform the way he did in Denmark.

And he remains pleased with his consistent displays.

“I was very happy with my mindset all week in Denmark,” said Southgate, who hails from Southend.

“My game plan was aggressive and I never took my mind off of executing that plan as well as I could as I felt that I really wanted to contend come Sunday.

“But my form of late has been great.

“There are certain areas I have been working hard on and they seem to be picking up now.

“That’s happening in good time for the upcoming events and as the schedule becomes extremely busy throughout the summer months.”