Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy was tied for the lead with England’s Simon Dyson after a round of 69 at Kingsbarns to leave him 14 under par, going into tomorrow’s final day of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Dyson was on the same mark with four to go, with Darren Clarke and Spaniard Jose Manuel Lara one behind after 14 and 10 holes and Luke Donald and Ross McGowan just two back.
Lee Westwood continued towards the round of the day, a two on the 148 yard 13th taking him to seven under and 11 under overall.
An eagle on the long third briefly took McIlroy into sole possession of the lead but three bogeys in the next five holes meant he slipped back before picking up a birdie on the par five ninth.
Having gone out in 36 though, the 20 year old went round the back nine in 33 thanks to birdies at the par four 11th and 14th, plus the par five 12th.
Dyson, also playing at at Kingsbarns, began the day on six under put picked up a birdie at the par five third and eagled the par four sixth before gaining another shot on the 12th.
Welshman Phillip Price, meanwhile, withdrew with a shoulder injury after one hole at St Andrews. On three over he probably needed eight birdies to make tonight's 54 hole cut.
High winds meant no play was possible across any of the three Scottish links courses yesterday, with the tournament now extending into tomorrow.