Irish drop down in Denmark as fab four set for dramatic final day shootout

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Jonathan Caldwell and Paul Dunne both endured tough third rounds as they slid down the leaderboard at the Made in HimmerLand in Denmark.

Three bogeys and a birdie in a two-over 73 for Caldwell saw him fall to four-under-par and down to 61st, while Dunne had three birdies in his round, but the damage was done by a triple-bogey at the par-five 11th and four other bogeys in a four-over 75, leaving him 72nd at level-par.

It was not the move either player was hoping to make, Caldwell after snapping a streak of seven straight missed cuts and Dunne as he looks to pick up some momentum, and they will hope to turn things around on Sunday.

While the Irish pair won’t be involved at the business end of the tournament, it’s still set to be an unmissable final day in Farsø as four players are tied for the lead heading into the final day, with the top-eight all within two shots.

England’s Matthew Southgate holed out with his second shot on his opening hole for eagle and would go on to card a six-under 65 to set the pace at 17-under, which was matched by Oliver Wilson after his own 65.

They would be joined by Italy’s Francesco Laporta, who had a roller coaster 68 to also reach 17-under, and overnight leader Ross McGowan made it a four-way tie at the top thanks to a 69 – although he missed out on a chance at holding the solo lead after a late bogey at the 98-yard par-three 16th.

Only one shot behind is England’s Matthew Jordan, whose sensational course record equalling nine-under 62 gave him a lengthy clubhouse lead at 16-under-par, with Tom Lewis, Ewen Ferguson and Justin Walters all at 15-under.

American John Catlin had a day to remember as he thrilled the fans on the hill at the 16th when he drained his tee shot for a memorable hole-in-one.


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