Dave Coupland prepares for first of two European Tour events in Kenya

Dave Coupland. Photo: Getty ImagesDave Coupland. Photo: Getty Images
Dave Coupland. Photo: Getty Images
Golfer wants to build on solid start in Doha...

Dave Coupland will begin the first of two back-to-back tournaments in Africa as the European Tour moves to Kenya.

After finished tied for 62nd at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters this week, attention will now turn to the Magical Kenya Open, played at Karen County Club, Nairobi.

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The four-day tournament begins today and will be followed by the Kenya Savannah Classic, at the same venue, a week later.

The Boston golfer, who is attached to Woodhall Spa GC, banked 3,963Euros in Doha.

Coupland, who turned 35 on Tuesday, marked his first tournament of the Tour this year by getting off to a superb start at Education City GC.

He finished Thursday's first round two under on the 71-pa course.

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Friday's round of 74 was enough to see him make the cut, while he carded 73 and 75 over the weekend to finish seven over, level with Scotland's Connor Syme.

France's Antoine Rozner won the competition, completing the four rounds eight under.