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David Rawluk

David Rawluk

David Rawluk

IRELAND'S David Rawluk produced a stunning round of five under par on day three at Frilford Heath to keep himself in the hunt for qualification from the first stage of the European Tour qualifying school.

Island star Rawluk carded 67 for a 54-hole aggregate of 211 - ten shots back from leader Nick McCarthy, with the Englishman 15-under.

Rawluk goes into the final day still in contention for a place in stage two, with the top 24 and ties progressing.

Cian Curley is also in with a chance, but the Newlands player, who is six under par after three days, needs a decent final round to overhaul a current two-shot deficit from the final qualifying spot.

Meanwhile, Sheena McElory (Grange) ended up 12th in the British Senior Women's Championship at Royal Dornoch in after finishing with a 78.

Cheshire's Catherine Rawthore came from behind to take the title, finishing with a splendid two-under- par 74 for 227 and a two-stroke victory over Mary Smith of Tain.

Helen Lowe, who went into the final round six strokes clear of the field, had a nightmare 86, which included three bogeys in the last four holes.

Irish Independent