Maria Dunne just two back in Peru
 Maria Dunne reads a putt at Lima Golf Club. Picture via  Federacion Peruana de Golf

Maria Dunne reads a putt at Lima Golf Club. Picture via Federacion Peruana de Golf

Skerries' Maria Dunne is just two shots off the lead heading into Sunday's final round of the South American Amateur Championship in Lima.

The Irish star mixed three birdies with four bogeys in a one over 73 to share second spot with Peru's Lucia Gutierrez (77) and Mexico's Maria Fassi (73) on four over par, just two strokes behind Scotland's Emma Dryburgh (71). 

Paula Grant in action in Peru. Picture via Federacion Peruana de Golf

Lurgan's Paula Grant (77 76 76) is tied for 15th on 13 over.

Women's scores

Men's scores

In the men's championship, US Mid-Amateur champion Scott Harvey shot a 70 to remain in front, one clear of Matías Simaski of Argentina on 10 under.

 Chris Selfridge. Picture via  Federacion Peruana de Golf

Chris Selfridge. Picture via Federacion Peruana de Golf

Moyola Park's Chris Selfridge, the reigning North of Ireland champion, is the best of the Irish in a share of 14th on level par.

The University of Toledo player had an eagle, three birdies and five bogeys in a level par 72 while The Island's Paul McBride is joint 33rd on six over after a third successive 74.

 Paul McBride of The Island and Wake Forest. Picture via  Federacion Peruana de Golf

Paul McBride of The Island and Wake Forest. Picture via Federacion Peruana de Golf