Home favourite David Law described his hat-trick of birdies on the back nine as "crucial" after he produced a battling 70 in tricky conditions to sit three shots back going into the final round of the 2022 Hero Open.
With the breeze causing problems at Fairmont St Andrews on Saturday, Law made five birdies and three bogeys to move to 15 under par.
Three of those birdies came in a row at the 11th, 12th and 13th as the 31-year-old recovered from back-to-back bogeys.
After dropping another shot on the 15th, the Scot closed his round with a birdie to grab a share of third place with 18 holes to go.
"The three birdies after the turn were crucial," said Law, who is looking to become a two-time DP World Tour winner.
"You were going to go one way or the other from there.
"Thankfully I holed a long putt on the 11th. That was a good one because it’s not one that you expect, probably what you call a bonus.
"We had a good run from there.
"It would be amazing (to win). I wasn’t too far away last year, I know the golf course well, so hopefully we go out and give it a good go tomorrow."
Jens Dantorp was alone in second on 16 under, two shots behind leader Sean Crocker, after his bogey-free 69.
He said: "I’m looking forward to it tomorrow.
"You never know when it’s your day so hopefully it’s tomorrow."