European Open 2015: Each-way selections for this week's European Tour event

Lucas Bjerregaard is Mike's pick to follow up last week's 66/1 winner
Lucas Bjerregaard is Mike's pick to follow up last week's 66/1 winner

The each-way column struck 66/1 gold last week thanks to Mike Norman and we are now more than £800 up for the year. Here are our five to follow at the European Open.

"Lipsky's last four outings have seen him finish 14th, 22nd, 23rd and fourth and he's ranked 10th, 13th, first and 13th for putting, so if the event develops into a low-scoring birdie-fest, as I suspect it might, Lipsky could well be the man to beat at a tasty enough 66/1."

Steve Rawlings: Back David Lipsky @ 66/1

*Each-way terms: 1/4 odds, 5 places


Dan Geraghty: Back Florian Fritsch @ 100/1

Florian Fritsch finished 12th in the Challenge Tour's Race to Oman last year, a remarkable achievement given his fear of flying prevented him playing in a number of the most lucrative events in the series (tournaments held in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Dubai and Oman). His excellent season saw him promoted to the European Tour where he initially struggled with the step up in class, making the cut only once in his first four starts. However, there are clear signs the talented German is warming to the task in the nick of time, he finished seventh at the European Masters in July and has made three of four cuts since. With this week's European Open staged in Germany, for once, tournament travel is not a problem and he has the added bonus of having shot a 64 on the Beckenbauer Course in last year's Challenge Tour event here. Fritsch sits a precarious 136th on the money list, this week will likely be key in his bid to regain his card.


Paul Krishnamurty: Back Max Kieffer @ 33/1

One has to assume that golfers consistently producing a high standard, accumulating decent finishes and prize money, will eventually reap the rewards. All season long, Max Kieffer has looked a first-time winner-in-waiting, making every single cut and recording excellent numbers across the statistical board. Nobody in this field boasts a superior birdie average in 2015. When chances to win have appeared, the young German has struggled but this is a key part of the learning curve and, on home soil enjoying big advantage in terms of course knowledge, Kieffer looks almost certain to contend.


Joe Dyer: Back Kiradech Aphibarnrat @ 50/1

Bernd, Charl, Hunter and the rest of the market leaders can do one this week as I am absolutely loving loads of players in the 50/1 to 80/1 bracket. It was tough to scale it back to one pick for the column, but there can only be one and that man is Kiradech Aphibarnrat. The Thai swinger already has a pair of wins to his name this year and while he can suffer the odd blowout he is equally capable of competing against the best. I really like this ace putter's chances on what I expect to be a relatively undemanding test, similar to what he encountered his last visit to Germany - the BMW International Open when the 26-year-old posted a 14 under par score to finish in a tie for fourth.


Steve Rawlings: Back David Lipsky @ 66/1

The winner of the 2014 European Masters, David Lipsky, has been creeping into form nicely of late, having shot seven of his last eight rounds in the 60s, and he looks primed to win for a second time on the European Tour. His last four outings have seen him finish 14th, 22nd, 23rd and fourth and he's ranked 10th, 13th, first and 13th for putting, so if the event develops into a low-scoring birdie-fest, as I suspect it might, Lipsky could well be the man to beat at a tasty enough 66/1.


Mike Norman: Back Lucas Bjerregaard @ 150/1

I'm a big fan of staying loyal to in-form players and was very tempted to stick with last week's winner Rikard Karlberg here, especially as once again we have very little course form to go on and that he's available to back at a more-than-fair 40/1. Karlberg only missed out on being my selection when I noticed Lucas Bjerregaard available at 150/1. The Dane finished third last week, just one shot shy of the play-off, and I'm hopeful he can go well again now that he's seemingly found his game. His first glimmer of form this year was when he finished top 20 in Africa and he followed that performance up with three further top-20 finishes in just five events shortly after, so we have evidence that if the 24-year-old has indeed found his form then he's very capable of maintaining it. And another positive is that he finished 12th at this venue in 2013 on the Challenge Tour, which is more course form than most of this field can boast.

2015 P/L (£5 e/w per selection)

Year to date P/L: +£824.70

- Open D'Italia, Rikard Karlberg @ 66/1 - WON (Mike)
- KLM Open, Eddie Pepperell @ 33/1 - PLACE (Dan G)
- Czech Masters, Roope Kakko @ 66/1 - PLACE (Steve)
- Made In Denmark, Kristoffer Broberg @ 25/1 - PLACE (Dan T)
- USPGA Championship, Branden Grace @ 66/1 - PLACE (Steve)
- European Masters, Tyrrell Hatton @ 50/1 - PLACE (Mike)
- The Open, Justin Rose @ 23/1 - PLACE (Ralph)
- The Open, Louis Oosthuizen @ 20/1 - PLACE (Dan T)
- Scottish Open, Eddie Pepperell @ 125/1 - PLACE (Mike)
- Open de France, Bernd Wiesberger @ 33/1 - WON (Mike)
- Lyoness Open, Robert Rock @ 66/1 - PLACE (Joe)
- BMW PGA Championship, Chris Wood @ 125/1 - PLACE (Steve)
- Mauritius Open, John Parry @ 150/1 - PLACE (Paul)
- US Masters, Paul Casey @ 66/1 - PLACE (Romilly)
- Thailand Classic, Andrew Dodt @ 100/1 - WON (Paul)
- Malaysian Open, Anirban Lahiri @ 66/1 - WON (Dan G)
- DD Classic, Stephen Gallacher @ 25/1 - PLACE (Steve)


*Total P/L for 2014: +£251.75

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