Tour card hopeful John Kelly continued his red hot streak of form in the PGAs of Europe International Team Championship in Spain.

The St Margaret's man fired a three under 69 at Roda as Peter Martin carded a 72 and David Ryan a 73 to leave Ireland tied for sixth entering the final round.

Seven under par for his three rounds in Murcia, Kelly is "very happy" with his form as he prepares to tee it up in the second stage of the European Tour Qualifying School next week with Padraig Harrington's brother Tadhg on his bag.

Defending champions Ireland share sixth place with the Netherlands and Finland on four under par.

England and Wales lead on 11 under but Switzerland, Italy and France have gate-crashed the party.