Shacklady in battle to win senior card

MOSSOCK Hall’s David Shacklady, who missed out on a card at last year’s PGA Senior Qualifying School after losing in the three-man play-off, shares fourth place going into the final round Final Stage at Pestana Golf Resort.

English amateur John Kemp leads the 32 finalists who will compete for five coveted cards for the 2018 Staysure Tour season.

The 50 year old carded his second consecutive round of 67 for a four under par total and a one stroke lead over compatriot Paul Streeter after three rounds

He started with a birdie on the first hole and then made two further gains before the turn. He then birdied the tenth and the 13th holes, before a double bogey on the par three 15th hole. He recovered with a birdie on the 16th hole and parred the last two holes for a four under par finish.

“I’m really pleased with how well I played today, apart from the double bogey that I had,” said Kemp. “We’re all experienced enough not to let those moments get you down.

“I might be ahead, but there isn’t really a cushion there. I’m going to go out there and win it. I’ll be pleased when this week is over, to be honest. I’ve never played this much golf in such a short period of time.”

If Kemp were to emerge victorious in the Algarve, he would become the first amateur golfer to win Qualifying School since it was first held at Pestana Golf Resort in 2001.


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