Sean Lawrie and Tom Sloman hold a share of the lead by one shot heading into the final day of The PDC Championship as all the Irish contenders missed the cut which fell at 3-over par.
Overnight leader Lawrie of Paul Lawrie Golf Centre signed for a second day 70 (-2) to keep pace at the top on a day where conditions were an improvement from yesterday but not necessarily easier for those out on the course. The Scotsman was unfazed nonetheless going out blemish-free, before returning to the clubhouse level par to be level at the top with Sloman.
Sloman (Trinifold Sports) has been there or thereabouts all season. The former GB&I Walker Cup player showed composure to recover from an early bogey responding with five birdies and just one other blemish to move top after a three under 69.
Harry Goddard and John Parry will go into the final day one shot back of the leaders at six under. Goddard (Trinifold Sports) posted a round of 70 (-2) coming in for 33 (-3) to recover from an uneasy start to the day. Meanwhile, Parry is in the hunt for his second title of the season and he carded his second 69 on the trot to have a firm eye on silverware in Sussex.
There is a cushion for the leading four with the next best coming at four under which is where Jack Doherty and Jack Hawksby currently sit at tied fifth. Doherty (Rowallan Castle Golf Club) shot a round of four under with the tied best back nine of the day whilst Hawksby’s 71 kept him in the mix.
One of the rounds of the day to make the cut came from the Race to Alcanada standings leader, Will Enefer (Retail Furniture Ltd). Enefer (card below) posted a remarkable six under to recover from an opening 80 (+8) to move above the cut line and more. He was three under through two holes and even had a double bogey on the card so it illustrated just why he is top of the order of merit as it stands.
The weather has wreaked havoc and will do so again for the final round with a two tee early start actioned to ensure the best possible chance of the final day is completed. The cut moved to four over at one stage before going to three over, the lowest it has gone all season indicating just how brutal the last two days of action have been.