Jamieson just ahead go­ing into fi­nal round

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Sport - - RESULTS / ROUND-UP -

SCOT­LAND’S Scott Jamieson will take a one-shot lead into the fi­nal round of the Al­fred Dun­hill Cham­pi­onship af­ter post­ing a 68 yes­ter­day.

The 35-year-old carded an eagle, five birdies, one bo­gey and a dou­ble-bo­gey in a mixed third round to move to 11-un­der par, one shot ahead of clos­est chal­lenger David Lip­sky.

Home favourites Zan­der Lom­bard and Bran­don Stone were in a tie for third a fur­ther two strokes back on eight-un­der.

Jamieson, who is chas­ing his sec­ond Euro­pean Tour ti­tle, came into the day one shot be­hind half­way leader Lip­sky but soon set about clos­ing the gap. He carded two birdies and a sin­gle bo­gey on his front nine to reach the turn in 34, while Lip­sky sand­wiched one birdie be­tween two bo­geys in his first nine holes.

Jamieson found him­self in a three­shot lead af­ter fol­low­ing up a bril­liant eagle at the par-four 11th with a birdie on the 13th. But a dou­ble-bo­gey at the 14th and an eagle from Lip­sky on the 15th saw that ad­van­tage wiped out as both men were locked at 10-un­der.

There was then a three-shot swing in the Scot’s favour on the short 16th as bunker trou­ble saw Lip­sky run up a dou­ble-bo­gey, while Jamieson curled in his eight-foot birdie putt to jump to 11-un­der. But as Jamieson parred his way home, Lip­sky closed his round with back-to-back birdies to sign for a 70 and re­duce the deficit to one.

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