European Tour start for McNamara
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Headfort’s Rory McNamara will tee it up in the European Tour’s Trophée Hassan II next month thanks to his victory in a mini Order of Merit on the EPD Tour.

Despite running up a quadruple bogey eight and shooting 75 to finish tied for 28th in the Open Royal Golf Anfa Mohammedia 2016 on Saturday, the 26-year old topped a mini money list for the six EPD Tour events played in Morocco this year.

His maiden professional win in last month’s Open The Tony Jacklin made the difference and McNAmara will now be at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco from May 5-8 for the €1.5m European Tour event.

As for this week,  Ben Parker successfully retained the Open Royal Golf Anfa Mohammedi, the 28-year-old closed with a five under 66 to win by one from Austria’s Manuel Trappel

The EDP Tour will continue in Czech Republic with the Ypsilon CUP 2016 in May. Before this the Challenge Tour’s “Red Sea Egyptian Challenge presented by Hassan Allam Properties” will take place from April 20 to 23 in Ain Sokhna.

McNamara was due to play but has no pulled out, leaving  Gavin Moynihan, David Carey, Brian Casey and Alan Dunbar to tee it up on invitations alongside Chris Selfridge from April 20-23.