Coupland claims joint 26th

Dave Coupland.

Dave Coupland.

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Dave Coupland was in the money again after finishing 10 under par at the Mazda Karnten Golf Open.

It was the second week in a row that the Bostonian picked up a Challenge Tour cheque, in his debut season in European golf’s second tier.

He began well on Thursday as he returned to the clubhouse with a round of 67 on the 71-par course at Austria’s Golfclub Schloss Finkenstein.

On Friday he ensured he made the cut by carding a round of 66.

Coupland followed this up with a 73-shot round on Saturday, before completing the tournament with 68 on Sunday.

That was enough for Coupland to claim joint-26th place, alongside Scott Arnold (Australia), Jason Barnes (England), Edouard Espana (France), Ben Evans (England), Oscar Floren (Sweden) and Lorenzo Gagli (Italy).

Each competitor in 26th spot took home a cheque for 1,344 Euros.

The tournament winner was Germany’s Moritz Lampert, who finished his four rounds on -19.

Coupland’s cheque will go nicely alongside the 14,000 Euros he won the previous week after finishing tied-second at the Turkish Airlines Challenge.

He will now turn his attention to the D+D Real Czech Challenge, which begins in Dritec on Thursday.

“I can take it,” Coupland said when asked of his constant travelling.

“I travel with a great group of guys and everyone gets on.

“It’s like that on the tour. You get talking to everyone and everyone seems to get on.

“It’s like a family, but in different places every week.

“You get used to it. You spend a lot of time focusing on what you have to do.”