Kellett on target in debut season

Ross Kellett
Ross Kellett

MOTHERWELL golfer Ross Kellett is bang on target to achieve the goal he set himself in his first season as a professional.

The 24-year-old has coped superbly with a demanding schedule of tournaments on the Alps Tour and sits fifth in the Order of Merit after eight events.

Kellett turned professional six months ago after a successful amateur career and set his sights on the prestigious European PGA Tour.

A place on the Alps Tour was the first rung on the ladder and Kellett’s aim for this season is to finish in the top five and qualify for the European Challenge Tour, itself a feeder circuit for the main Tour.

Although most of the Alps events are in mainland Europe, Kellett kicked off the season at an event in Morocco where he finished joint fourth.

Since then he has had sixth places in Italy and Slovenia, but his best finish was joint third last month in the French island of Guadeloupe in the Caribbean of all places.

Full story in this week’s Motherwell Times and Bellshill Speaker, out on Wednesday.