Stephen Grant did not have a good day on the par-fives. Birr’s Stephen Grant needs a dramatic final round turnaround if he is to keep his Tour Q-School hopes alive in Florida.

The 36-year old shot a second successive 71 in the third round of his Second Stage Qualifier at Plantation Preserve to go into the final round seven shots outside the Top 20 and ties who will progress to next month’s final stage. Scores

At one over par, Grant is tied for 61st place with the Top 20 on six under or better. And he was bitterly disappointed that he bogeyed all three of the par fives as he chased birdies.

Showing he still has a sense of humour, Grant tweeted: “Played the par 5s like a top player today lol took the risk of having a pop in 2 every time cause I am chasing#fail”