O'Driscoll tied third in Portugal after sizzling 68
 Ballybunion's Emma O'Driscoll, picture above during last season's Irish Women's Open at Castle, is going well in Portugal. Picture: Pat Cashman /  www.cashmanphotography.ie  for ILGU.ie

Ballybunion's Emma O'Driscoll, picture above during last season's Irish Women's Open at Castle, is going well in Portugal. Picture: Pat Cashman / www.cashmanphotography.ie for ILGU.ie

Ballybunion's Emma O'Driscoll fired a super 68 to go into today's final round of the Portuguese International Ladies Amateur Championship in a five-way tie for third place.

The Munster talent had five birdies and just one bogey in the joint best round of the day at Montado Golf Club to trail Spanish pair Silvia Bañon Ibañez (72) and Luna Sobron Galmes (68) by five strokes on one under par 215.

Scoreboard

Irish Close champion Paula Grant of Lisburn is 13th on four over after a 72 with Mary Doyle (72) is tied for 19th on seven over par at the Lisbon venue.

Olivia Mehaffey, who was unwell earlier in the tournament, is back in 27th on 10 over after a 73 while Jean O'Driscoll is 57th after a third round 76.