Pro round up : Scottish slips; Kearney challenges; Power in the pack
 Daniel Brooks. Picture: Getty Images

Daniel Brooks. Picture: Getty Images

European Tour — Shane Lowry might have birdied two of his last three holes but a two over 72 was not what he had in mind in the third round of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Gullane.

Poor tee shots led to three front nine bogeys on the trot followed by another at the 11th and despite the late gains at the 16th and 18th, the 28-year old Co Offaly star is six strokes off the pace set by Daniel Brooks, tied with Graeme McDowell, who also shot a 72 in blustery conditions. 

Brooks opened with a double bogey after an errant tee shot, but showed great resilience to bounce back with four birdies for a 69 to finish on 12 under par and one clear of Raphaël Jacquelin.

Michael Hoey and Padraig Harrington shot 70s that left them on five under and four under respectively.

198 D Brooks (Eng) 64 65 69; 199 R Jacquelin (Fra) 68 67 64; 200 R Fowler  (USA) 66 68 66, J Luiten (Ned) 71 63 66, T Fleetwood  (Eng) 67 66 67; 201 E Pepperell (Eng) 70 66 65, R Knox (Sco) 67 68 66, M Kuchar  (USA) 66 68 67; 202 M Jiménez (Esp) 69 65 68, R Palmer (USA) 67 65 70; 203 G Havret  (Fra) 66 68 69, B Grace  (RSA) 69 66 68, F Zanotti (Par) 69 67 67, P Oriol (Esp) 67 69 67, P Lawrie (Sco) 67 67 69, B Martin (USA) 69 66 68, R Fisher (Eng) 70 65 68; 204 Graeme McDowell (Nir) 66 66 72, F Aguilar (Chi) 73 64 67, J Carlsson (Swe) 65 67 72, V Dubuisson  (Fra) 70 66 68, B Koepka  (USA) 70 68 66, J Rose (Eng) 66 66 72, S Kapur (Ind) 68 70 66, M Kieffer (Ger) 69 65 70, R Paratore (Ita) 70 68 66, D Howell (Eng) 68 70 66, E Grillo (Arg) 66 67 71, Shane Lowry  (Irl) 66 66 72, 205 Michael Hoey  (Nir) 70 65 70; 206 Padraig Harrington (Irl) 68 68 70.

Jeff Winther.

Challenge Tour — A three under 69 left Royal Dublin's Niall Kearney just five shots behind leader Jeff Winther in the D+D REAL Slovakia Challenge.
The Dubliner is tied for sixth place on eight under par with Winther one clear of Portugal’s Ricardo Gouveia – chasing back to back victories after his win in Germany last week - as well as experienced Scot Jack Doherty on 13 under after a six under 66.
Derry's Michael McGeady is back in tied 16th on six under par. 
Scores: 203 J Winther (Den) 66 71 66; 204 J Doherty  (Sco) 65 71 68, R Gouveia (Por) 69 66 69, 
205 B Virto Astudillo (Esp) 69 67 69; 206 J McLeary  (Sco) 68 70 68;  208 N Kearney (Irl) 68 71 69, S Jeppesen  (Swe) 70 65 73, J Sjöholm (Swe) 68 70 70, S Tiley (Eng) 70 71 67, L Claverie (Esp) 71 65 72, A Björk (Swe) 70 68 70, 209 D Huizing (Ned) 71 70 68, P Howard  (Eng) 69 68 72, J Hansen  (Den) 70 70 69, S Henry  (Sco) 73 70 66,  210 S Wakefield (Eng) 68 74 68, J Robinson (Eng) 73 68 69, M McGeady (Irl) 70 68 72.

Web.com Tour — Seamus Power shot a level par 71 but fell 24 spots to tied 46th with a round to play in the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco in Boise, Idaho.

The West Waterford player is on nine under par, 15 strokes behind Martin Piller (61 63 65), who leads by five strokes from Argentina's Jorge Fernandez Valdes on 25 under par.