Dunne makes moving day strides with 66 in Tenerife

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Dunne makes moving day strides with 66 in Tenerife

Paul Dunne in action (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Paul Dunne fired seven birdies in a five-under par round of 66 to move inside the top-25 ahead of the final round of the Canary Islands Championship.

The Greystones professional, who was stuck in the mud on Friday after an even par 71, posted three birdies to the turn, finding the forward gears early on Saturday, before adding four more gains on his back-nine with bogeys coming at 12 and 16.

All-up it’s an 11-under par tally with a round to go for the 2017 British Masters champion whose game is trending in the right direction ahead of the 2021 renewal of the British Masters next week on the Brabazon Course, hosted by Danny Willett.

Meanwhile Niall Kearney made the wrong moves on a disappointing Saturday on the Costa Adeja Course for the 33-year old. The Royal Dublin professional had motored into contention with 10 birdies on Friday but despite starting with two birdies on his moving day round, Kearney was unable to keep the spark lit, a double-bogey at the third halting his momentum in its tracks. In the end it was a one-over par 73 for Kearney who sits just inside the top-40 at nine-under par.

Two-time European Tour winner Garrick Higgo birdied his closing four holes in a round of 64 to take a two-shot lead into the final round at 20-under par.

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