BENDIGO golfer Andrew Martin is setting himself for a step-up in performance at the WA Open, starting Thursday.
Martin felt he played reasonable golf at the WA PGA Championships, but not much went his way as he finished tied for 44th at eight-over par on Sunday.
With the $110,000 WA Open at Mount Lawley Golf Course leading into the $2 million Perth International a week later, Martin is keen to hit top form.
"It was just one of those weeks, I felt like I played quite good, but looking at my score...it's hard to explain - until you see it when you're here," Martin said.
"My form's quite good. I probably hit it even better than in New Caledonia (equal 10th at South Pacific Open Championship), especially off the tee.
"It's not far away and it's good that we've got three weeks in a row.
"I'm hoping that it all comes together for the Perth International."
Martin has one eye on the European Tour co-sanctioned Perth International, but he's chasing a top-10 spot at the WA Open first.
"I really like the Mount Lawley course, I'm really going to try to really prepare as well as I can for the next week but still looking at this week," he said.
"I want to go above just making the cut, I want some good finishes.
"Top 10 was what I was after last week.
"I'm not disappointed, I'm still wondering what went on as well, but definitely this week (I'm aiming for another top 10) and to get ready for the following week."
Axedale golfer Kris Mueck is also in the field for the WA Open.
Mueck started strongly at the WA PGA, but fell away to tie for 40th at seven-over par.
Mueck will need to pre-qualify for the Perth International, unless he can win the WA Open.