WIRRAL golfer Matthew Jordan enjoyed a successful weekend at the Kenya Open after finishing in joint fourth place.

Dutchman Darius Van Driel carded a closing 67 to get to 14 under and finish two shots clear of Joe Dean and Spaniard Nacho Elvira, with Jordan at 11 under, one ahead of Scottish pair Ewen Ferguson and Connor Syme.

The result in Nairobi means Jordan climbs a whole 54 places in the Race To Dubai finding himself now in 46th place with 212.2 points.

The Race to Dubai is a season-long competition to crown the European Tour's number one player.

It culminates in a season finale, the DP World Tour Championship, featuring the top 50 players available on the rankings.

Jordan said: "I was aggressive on the golf course and it paid off and that's why I was able to make so many birdies this week. 

"I've been good and consistent, especially on a course where if you hit any bad shots, you'll be punished and you'll be in a tree and you'll struggle. 

"The reason I had an off-season was to improve on that consistency and that's what I've shown to myself over the last four events that I've played so it's gaining momentum and that's encouraging."