Kevin Phelan is four shots off the lead on 3-under par at the end of the opening day of the Joburg Open in South Africa.
Home favourite, Justin Walters leads the field by a shot on 7-under par.
Rosapenna's Ruadhri McGee is six shots of the leader.
He shot five birdies and four bogey's in his opening round to sit at -1.
He's joined on that score by fellow Irishmen Paul Dunne and Michael Hoey.