Phelan chases big pay-day in Joburg

Phelan chases big pay-day in Joburg
L eader Wallie Coetsee © Getty Images

Leader Wallie Coetsee © Getty Images

Kevin Phelan made two birdies in one under 71 to give hismelf a chance of making a decent cheque in the Joburg Open.

Without a full card and ranked 166th in Race to Dubai after playing just two event this seasonn, the 24-year old Waterford man is tied for 16th, just five shots behind leader Wallie Coetsee.

The South African, 42, shot 70 on the East Course to take a two shot lead over compatriots Jacques Blaauw and Tjaart van der Walt and English pair David Howell and Steve Webster into the final round at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club.

"You need to keep a positive mind, me and my caddie are enjoying it out there and hopefully we can tomorrow," Coetsee said.

"There is a lot at stake, more than you can think of, but it's just a game at the end of the day. Last night I only slept for about four hours but tonight I think I'm going to have a lot of sleep."