Moynihan lurking and ready for a Sunday charge in France

It was a day of catch up on the Challenge Tour today as third round action got under way at 11.30am local time after play was suspended due to heavy rain on Friday at Golf PGA France du Vaudreuil and numerous groups were required to finish their second rounds early this morning.

Gavin Moynihan kept up his charge as he completed the last six holes of his second round carding a 67 and then posted a third round 69 to leave him well in the mix ahead of the final round on -9 and in a tie for 5th.
Michael Hoey carded a 68 to move up to a tie for 30th on an -4 total after his third round while Ruaidhri McGee sits in 43rd on -2 with Neil O Briain in a share of 52nd on a +1 total.
 
At the top, a patient Richard McEvoy will take a four-shot lead into the final round of the Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge after signing for a three under par 68 on Day Three.
The Englishman is on 15 under in total while Steven Tiley and Ross Kellett share second place on 11 under, with Tiley posting a blistering nine under par 62 to rocket up the leaderboard.
All eyes were on Tiley, playing in one of the first groups of the day, as he carded nine birdies without a blemish to put the pressure on halfway leader McEvoy who began the day on 12 under.
But after opening with nine pars, McEvoy found his rhythm on the back nine with four birdies and a single bogey to retain the lead for the third day in succession.
 
He admits his frustration with his level par front nine, but the Englishman believes his birdie-birdie finish is the perfect preparation for tomorrow’s final round.
“The front nine was a bit frustrating,” he said. “I didn’t play great, but I played ok. The other boys were making putts and making birdies and I just couldn’t sink them. I was rolling the ball nicely but nothing was really going in, so it was a bit frustrating.
“The back nine was great. I had a little mishap for a couple of holes in the middle where I lost my swing a little bit but then I found something playing 14.
“I played the last few holes really nicely so it was a nice way to finish going into tomorrow.
McEvoy has previously won twice on the European Challenge Tour but he admits it is a different proposition to possess such a commanding lead with 18 holes to play.
 
“I know how to win, I’ve done it before, but I’ve never really won from the front,” the 2005 Panasonic Panama Open winner said.  “In Scotland last year, I was only one clear so it’s a little bit different being four or five clear, like I was today.
The final round will begin at 08.10am local time on Sunday with Moynihan playing in the third last group.
 
Scores after Round Three:
198 R McEvoy (Eng) 64 66 68, 
202 R Kellett (Sco) 66 69 67, S Tiley (Eng) 69 71 62, 
203 O Bekker (RSA) 67 68 68, 
204 J Rutherford (Eng) 67 69 68, G Moynihan (Irl) 68 67 69, T Linard (Fra) 68 69 67, B Virto (Esp) 69 69 66, 
205 C Mivis (Bel) 65 71 69, M Iten (Sui) 72 67 66, E Cuartero Blanco (Esp) 70 65 70, A Meronk (Pol) 70 70 65, 
206 A Plant (Eng) 70 69 67, N Von Dellingshausen (Ger) 71 68 67, D Huizing (Ned) 73 66 67, 
207 N Kimsey (Eng) 69 70 68, A Rozner (Fra) 69 69 69, E Ferguson (Sco) 72 67 68, P Mejow (Ger) 73 66 68, M Ford (Eng) 68 70 69, D Stewart (Sco) 69 69 69, J McDonald (Sco) 71 67 69, J Erkenbeck (USA) 75 65 67, R Langasque (Fra) 69 72 66, 
** D Brown (Eng) DQ 0 0, 
208 L Cianchetti (Ita) 68 68 72, E Johansen (Nor) 70 71 67, J Carlsson (Swe) 69 69 70, M Orrin (Eng) 69 71 68, Ó Serna (Mex) 72 66 70, 
209 M Kim (Kor) 73 68 68, M Hoey (Nir) 69 72 68, R Kakko (Fin) 70 71 68, A Grenier (Fra) 71 69 69, R Sciot-Siegrist (Fra) 71 69 69, 
210 V Riu (Fra) 68 69 73, J Lando Casanova (Fra) 72 66 72, P Maddy (Eng) 65 70 75, R Macintyre (Sco) 71 70 69, C Hill (Sco) 70 70 70, V Perez (Fra) 68 73 69, P Tarver-Jones (Eng) 67 72 71, C Berardo (Fra) 69 72 69, 
211 L Van Meijel (Ned) 70 71 70, N Johansson (Swe) 71 70 70, J Segurola (Esp) 71 70 70, R McGee (Irl) 72 68 71, T Tree (Eng) 72 69 70, J Lima (Por) 71 68 72, 
212 J Adams (Eng) 70 71 71, H Casey (Eng) 72 69 71, S Robertshawe (Eng) 72 64 76, 
213 N O’Briain (Irl) 70 71 72, N Tacher (Fra) 72 69 72, L Capon (Fra) 68 71 74, J Gonnet (Fra) 70 70 73, S Manley (Wal) 69 71 73, B Ritthammer (Ger) 72 68 73, 
214 A Widemann (Fra) 71 69 74, J Van Der Vaart (Ned) 71 70 73, D Van Driel (Ned) 70 70 74, E Dubois (Fra) 68 73 73, 
215 O Rozner (Fra) 69 72 74, 
220 J Brun (Fra) 70 71 79, 
** M Schneider (Ger) 70 69 RT, 
142 C Lloyd (Eng) 72 70 0, F Bergamaschi (Ita) 71 71 0, C Sharvin (Nir) 72 70 0, S Garcia Rodriguez (Esp) 69 73 0, O Lindell (Fin) 72 70 0, S Matus (Cze) 76 66 0, F Maccario (Ita) 72 70 0, T Cocha (Arg) 76 66 0, 
143 J Gressier (Fra) 71 72 0, J Singh Brar (Eng) 75 68 0, S Einhaus (Ger) 76 67 0, K Ventura (Nor) 73 70 0, B Stow (Eng) 70 73 0, R Roussel (Fra) 72 71 0, G Stal (Fra) 73 70 0, B Easton (RSA) 73 70 0, A Pendaries (am) (Fra) 73 70 0, 
144 N Cullen (Aus) 74 70 0, R Hjelm (Den) 75 69 0, D Perrier (Fra) 74 70 0, P McBride (Irl) 75 69 0, U Coussaud (Fra) 74 70 0, G Boyd (Eng) 72 72 0, N Møller (Den) 77 67 0, L Buijs (Bel) 70 74 0, J Gandon (am) (Fra) 75 69 0, F Lacroix (am) (Fra) 75 69 0, 
145 A Ameil-Planchin (Sui) 73 72 0, N Geyger (Chi) 73 72 0, A Knappe (Ger) 73 72 0, S Piaget (Mon) 69 76 0, F Fritsch (Ger) 71 74 0, L Vaisanen (Fin) 76 69 0, A Chapman (Eng) 74 71 0, C Russo (Fra) 72 73 0, A Arnaus (Esp) 71 74 0, R Finch (Eng) 71 74 0, 
146 B Evans (Eng) 71 75 0, A Velasco (Esp) 74 72 0, B Chapellan (Fra) 75 71 0, J Arnoy (Nor) 72 74 0, E Vieilledent (Fra) 72 74 0, E Di Nitto (Ita) 71 75 0, J Sainz (Esp) 74 72 0, E España (Fra) 74 72 0, 
147 P Shields (Sco) 74 73 0, H Leon (Chi) 75 72 0, A Snobeck (Fra) 73 74 0, J Coupade (Fra) 76 71 0, D Law (Sco) 78 69 0, J Adarraga Gomez (Esp) 71 76 0, V Østerby (Den) 72 75 0, M Altmeyer (Fra) 76 71 0, M Haastrup (Den) 77 70 0, M Madsen (Den) 77 70 0, Q Debove (am) (Fra) 79 68 0, 
148 J Doherty (Sco) 76 72 0, S Hutsby (Eng) 80 68 0, G King (Eng) 74 74 0, S Khan (Eng) 77 71 0, F Mruzek (Cze) 73 75 0, 
150 F Calmels (Fra) 78 72 0, J Sarasti (Esp) 72 78 0, M Calderon (Chi) 75 75 0, 
151 C Aronsen (Nor) 81 70 0, A Rosaye (Fra) 74 77 0, 
153 S Wittmann (Aut) 73 80 0, E Catherine (am) (Fra) 76 77 0, 
154 N Marsh (Eng) 79 75 0, D Foos (Ger) 75 79 0, 
155 L Johnston (Sco) 82 73 0, A Auboin (am) (Fra) 82 73 0, 
156 A Boasson (Isl) 83 73 0, 
160 J Voisard (Fra) 83 77 0, 
163 S Testelin (Fra) 82 81 0, 
** P Howard (Eng) 79 WD 0, A Renard (Fra) 70 RT 0, R McGowan (Eng) 70 RT 0, C Doak (Sco) 74 RT 0, R Davies (Wal) 83 RT 0, J Caldwell (Nir) 76 RT 0, R Marguery (Fra) 80 RT 0, J Abbott (Eng) 71 RT 0, D McElroy (Nir) 73 RT 0, J Maw (Eng) 73 RT 0, S Benson (Eng) 75 RT 0, R Saxton (Ned) 77 RT 0, J Stalter (Fra) 77 RT 0, A Bihan (Fra) 73 RT 0, J Parry (Eng) RT 0 0, M Lafeber (Ned) RT 0 0,