It was all change at the top of a closely-bunched leaderboard when the third round of the Sicilian Open began at Verdura Golf resort & Spa.
Six players shared the halfway lead overnight – Jamie Donaldson, Pelle Edberg, Maarten Lafeber, Peter Lawrie, David Lynn and Simon Wakefield all lying eight under par at the halfway stage.
But with only five shots between those at the top and the cut mark – equalling The European Tour record – it was perhaps no surprise to see the leaders overtaken before they even teed off again.
Canadian Andrew Parr and Frenchman Victor Dubuisson were the men to do it, as both reached nine under.
Parr, who missed out on a European Tour card at last season’s Qualifying School, was five under par with six to play.
The 28 year old also impressed on his previous display this season – he was firmly in the hunt for the Joburg Open until a final round 72 left him 13th.
Former Qualifying School graduate Dubuisson birdied three in a row from the second to join Parr, as the promising 21 year old chases a first European Tour title.