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Wednesday 26 June 2019

Ireland's Paul Dunne in contention going into final round of Made in Denmark

Paul Dunne of Ireland in action during the Made in Denmark
Paul Dunne of Ireland in action during the Made in Denmark

Harry Clarke

Ireland's Paul Dunne will go into the last day of the Made in Denmark hoping to reel in Bernd Wiesberger and secure a second European Tour title.

The Greystones man carded a third-day 70 to finish on -5, four strokes off the lead.

It was a poor start for Dunne with a bogey on the second and seventh with four pars sandwiched in between but he then picked up a shot on the ninth before coming home with a solid seven pars and back-to-back birdies on 14 and 15.

Scotland's Robert MacIntyre fired an excellent 68 in windy conditions to head into the final round.

The 22-year-old moved to eight under thanks to five birdies on day three but will need to get past four-time European Tour winner Bernd Wiesberger if he is to claim a first title on a top-tier tour.

MacIntyre finished second at the British Masters two weeks ago to ease any tensions about retaining his playing privileges and is now focused on claiming a second victory as a professional in just his 15th European Tour event.

"It's something that I've always wanted to do - win on the European Tour," he told europeantour.com.

"Now that I've secured my card for next season, it gives me the freedom that there's nothing to lose so I've just got to get out there and try and get it."

Playing alongside Wiesberger, MacIntyre sandwiched a bogey on the third with birdies on the second and fifth as his more experienced playing partner picked up shots on the first, fifth, seventh and eighth.

Bogeys on the ninth and 10th saw Wiesberger slip back but he made a hat-trick of gains from the 12th to establish a three-shot lead.

MacIntyre birdied the 11th and bogeyed the 12th before further gains on the 14th and 15th had him within two, and a closing bogey from Wiesberger meant it was all to play for in the final round.

Austrian Matthias Schwab and German Max Schmitt were at seven under, a shot clear of England's Oliver Wilson, Frenchman Romain Langasque and Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal.

Additional reporting by PA

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