Coupland claims joint 26th

Dave Coupland.
Dave Coupland.

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.”