Niclas Fasth was first to strike on moving day at the Open de España as the Swede fired a seven under 65 to launch himself into the top ten.
The 37 year old carded three birdies on the way out to reach the turn in 33 then added five in six holes from the 11th, with only a bogey at the 14th momentarily halting his blitz.
His third round efforts took Fasth from tied for 59th overnight – having just made the cut at level par – into a share of eighth.
Miguel Angel Jiménez also made his presence felt with five birdies on the front nine to reach six under for the week.
However, both were still some way behind overnight leader Thomas Levet, who was set to tee off shortly with a two shot advantage on 13 under par.