Turner earns PGA Tour China status; Phelan misses out on Mackenzie Tour
Niall Turner

Niall Turner

Muskerry’s Niall Turner earned conditionally-exempt status for the first six tournaments of the PGA Tour Series-China season.

The Cork talent (35) tied for 17th in the Second Global Qualifying Tournament at Foison Golf Club in Guangzhou, finishing eight strokes behind winner Taeho Kim of Korea on one-over-par after rounds of 72, 68, 71 and 70. Scores

He will join fellow Cork man Brian O'Donovan (31), who finished 92nd on the money list last year, when the PGA Tour Series-China begins later this month.

Waterford Castle's Kevin Phelan earned conditional status on the PGA Tour Latinoamérica in January, but there was no luck for the former Walker Cup player in the recent Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada Q-School.

The Waterford man finished tied 62nd in the Central qualifier at TPC San Antonio in Texas on March 1, carding rounds of 77, 74, 76 and 73 to finish on 12-over par. Scores