Kevin Phelan leads Irish challenge at Joburg Open

Paul Dunne is six off the lead

Kevin Phelan leads Irish challenge at Joburg Open

Kevin Phelan ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

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.

Paul Dunne, Ruadhri McGee and Michael Hoey all finished up their first rounds on 1-under.

Later tonight, Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell will both be in the field at the Sony Open in Hawaii.