Phelan Fine In Morocco

Kevin Phelan: what a difference a month makes!

Kevin Phelan: what a difference a month makes!

What a difference the month of March has made in the life of Kevin Phelan. Just five weeks ago the Waterford Castle golfer crashed out of the Indian Open having missed the cut on four over par.

Phelan however wasted no time in putting that disappointing performance behind him and just a week later recorded the best result of his career with a tie for second at the Joburg Open and a cheque for just over €80,000.

After a promising opening round of 67 at the Africa Open a week later the Waterford golfer faded and had to be content with a tie for 60th place.

The Madeira Islands Open, due to conclude on March 22nd, was cancelled because of very poor weather and so it was on to the Trophee Hassan in Morocco.

Phelan fired three consecutive rounds of 70 to lie just one shot off the pace heading into the final round with a run of five birdies in six holes from the 12th to the 17th the highlight of his second round.

The Waterford golfer will surely be pleased with his performance over the weekend which yielded three birdies and just one bogey on both days.

Phelan had his chances on Sunday and although there were a few missed putts he is starting to look comfortable when in contention.

In the end his closing round of 70 in Morocco was good enough for a share of third place and a cheque for just over €61,000.

Perhaps, more importantly, Phelan has moved to 43rd in the Race To Dubai rankings and is with an excellent chance of securing his tour card.

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