Dunne and Hurley, nine back in India and Kenya; Power rebounds
 SSP Chawrasia. Picture: Getty Images 

SSP Chawrasia. Picture: Getty Images 

European Tour — Paul Dunne had four birdies and three bogeys in a third round 71 but moved up just one spot to tied 20th heading into the final round of the Hero Indian Open.

The Greystones golfer is on five under par, just three shots outside the top 10 but nine strokes behind inspired leader SSP Chawrasia, who established a two stroke lead over Terry Pilkadaris at the end of day three at Delhi Golf Club.

Defending champion Anirban Lahiri (67) is lurking four shots behind his countryman and hoping for a repeat of last year’s final round.

Lahiri was seven shots behind Chawrasia when the fourth round began at the Delhi Golf Club 12 months ago, but Chawrasia posted a hugely disappointing 76, allowing Lahiri to force as play-off, which he duly won at the first extra hole.

202 S Chawrasia (Ind) 67 67 68; 204 T Pilkadaris (Aus) 67 64 73; 206 R Khan  (Ind) 69 68 69, A Lahiri (Ind) 68 71 67; 207 S Gros (Fra) 69 70 68, J Wang (Kor) 67 74 66, A Da Silva (Bra) 72 66 69, R Gangjee (Ind) 69 72 66; 208 J Quesne  (Fra) 70 68 70, J Campillo (Esp) 66 71 71, A Atwal (Ind) 70 71 67, N Thangaraja (Sri) 69 71 68, A Cañizares  (Esp) 68 69 71; 209 G Havret  (Fra) 68 70 71, S Kapur (Ind) 72 67 70, D Im (USA) 65 74 70, R McEvoy  (Eng) 71 70 68, M Kieffer (Ger) 69 70 70; 210 J Janewattananond (Tha) 71 69 70.

Irish — 211 P Dunne (Irl) 74 66 71

 Sebastian Soderberg. Picture: Img Kenya

Sebastian Soderberg. Picture: Img Kenya

Hurley heads Irish in Kenya

Challenge Tour — Ireland’s quartet of cut survivors are well down the field with a round to go in the Barclays Kenya Open.
Sweden’s Sebastian Soderberg’s four under par round of 68 gave him a three shot lead over Frenchman Joël Stalter whose superb 64 broke the course record and moved him into a share of second place with Germany’s Sebastian Heisele.
French amateur Romain Langasque, the first player to take advantage of new changes to the Challenge Tour regulations allowing amateurs to earn Road to Oman Ranking points, is inside the top five on eight under par.
But the best of the Irish is West Waterford’s Gary Hurley (70 71 71) who is nine off the pace in tied 26th on four under par.
Kevin Phelan (72 70 71) shares 38th on three under with Gavin Moynihan (72 71 71) and Ruaidhri McGee (76 68 70) tied 44th on two under.
203 S Soderberg (Swe) 67 68 68; 206 J Stalter (Fra) 71 71 64, S Heisele (Ger) 72 69 65; 207 C Berardo (Fra) 67 72 68; 208 E Kofstad (Nor) 73 69 66, J Blaauw  (RSA) 68 66 74, D Huizing (Ned) 71 70 67, S Tiley (Eng) 74 69 65, R Langasque (am) (Fra) 69 70 69;
Irish -  212  G Hurley (Irl) 70 71 71; 213 K Phelan (Irl) 72 70 71, 214 G Moynihan (Irl) 72 71 71, R McGee (Irl) 76 68 70.

Power battling for top finish in Louisiana

Web.com Tour — Seamus Power made five birdies in a third round 68 to move into the top 20 with a round to go in the Chitimacha Louisiana Open.

The West Waterford star opened with a 64 but followed it with a 74 before moving back up the leaderboard at Le Triomphe Golf and Country Club in Broussard.

The 29-year old is was tied for 19th, five shots behind leaders Julian Etulain  (67) and Greg Chalmers (67).