East London - Justin Walters heads to East London Golf Club for this week's Africa Open still contemplating what could have been, but confident of what is yet to come.
For a man who had contended so well for the previous three rounds, falling just short to eventual champion George Coetzee was a blow.
But Walters is able to take enough positives out of that tournament, heading into the Africa Open as a very different player from the one he was a week ago.
"At the beginning of the Joburg Open, if you gave me tied second I would've taken it.
"But given the situation now I am a little disappointed.
"I didn't play as well on the final day as I did the previous three days.
"I hit some good shots but didn't really get a lot for them.
"But I did get my exemption into the Open Championship, and it's the highest finish I've had in a big event in my country.
The Africa Open also represents a chance at redemption for Thomas Aiken.
The Europeans head to East London with the knowledge that since the inaugural Africa Open in 2008 no foreigner has ever won this tournament.