Hume makes a move in Lytham; up to third after 54 holes
 Jack Hume. Picture by  Pat Cashman

Jack Hume. Picture by Pat Cashman

World No 10 Jack Hume made a major move in the third round of the Lytham Trophy with a two under 68 leaving him solo third and just four strokes off the lead.

The Walker Cup player from Naas bogeyed the third and sixth but birdies at the fourth, 10th, 11th and 13th gave him the best round of the morning by three strokes.

At six over par, he went into the final round four shots behind Kedleston Park's Bradley Moore, who followed a double bogey at the 15th with birdies at the 16th and 18th for a 72 and a two stroke lead over Alfie Plant (74). 

Hume is tied for third with former Irish Amateur Open with Jamie Savage (73) of Scotland.

As for the rest of the Irish, Warrenpoint's Colm Campbell (76) and Dundalk's Caolan Rafferty (74) were nine off the lead on 221 with Naas' Jonathan Yates (75) a shot further back.

Tramore's Robin Dawson (74) 223, Portmarnock's Geoff Lenehan (75) and Tullamore's Stuart Grehan (76) 224, Whitehead's John Ross Galbraith (77) 226 and Ardee's Eugene Smith (81) 229 completed the Irish scoring.

Lytham Trophy 2016, Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club (Par 70)

Live scoring

212 Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park Golf Club) 72 68 72 

214 Alfie Plant (Sundridge Park Golf Club) 67 73 74 

216 Jack Hume (Naas Golf Club) 72 76 68

217 Jamie Savage (Cawder Golf Club) 73 71 73 

218 Grant Forrest (Craigielaw Golf Club) 73 72 73 

219 Mathias Eggenberger (Switzerland) 70 78 71 , James Walker (Oaks Golf Club (The)) 74 66 79 

220 Max Schmitt (Germany) 74 71 75 , Christopher Maclean (Balmore Golf Club) 75 69 76 , Ugo Coussaud (France) 74 70 76 , Sandy Scott (Nairn Golf Club) 70 72 78 

221 Caolan Rafferty (Dundalk Golf Club) 74 73 74 , Colm Campbell (Warrenpoint Golf Club) 73 72 76 , Gian-Marco Petrozzi (Trentham Golf Club) 75 73 73 

222 Jonathan Yates (Naas Golf Club) 73 74 75 , Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park Golf Club) 76 73 73 

223 Oskar Bergqvist (Sweden) 76 70 77 , Jamie Bower (Meltham Golf Club) 74 74 75 , Robin Dawson (Tramore Golf Club) 73 76 74 

224 Jacopo Vecchi Fossa (Italy) 76 73 75 , Javier Sainz (Spain) 73 74 77 , Geoff Lenehan (Portmarnock) 75 74 75 , Jack Davidson (Llanwern Golf Club) 75 73 76 , Stuart Grehan (Tullamore Golf Club) 77 71 76 , Evan Griffith (Conwy(Caernarvonshire) Golf Club) 74 74 76 , Jake Burnage (Saunton Golf Club) 74 75 75 

225 Andrew Wilson (Wynyard Golf Club) 73 75 77 , Scott Gregory (Corhampton Golf Club) 75 73 77 , Owen Edwards (Llanwern Golf Club) 75 72 78 , Ben Amor (Marlborough Golf Club) 74 72 79 , Xabier Gorospe Guridi (Spain) 75 74 76 

228 Andrea Saracino (Italy) 75 70 83 

226 John-Ross Galbraith (Whitehead Golf Club) 76 73 77

227 Vince Van Veen (Netherlands) 76 73 78 , Robert Burlison (Enville Golf Club) 76 73 78 , Scott Gibson (Southerness Golf Club) 71 76 80 , Jamie Li (Bath Golf Club) 69 80 78 

229 Eugene Smith (Ardee Golf Club) 76 72 81 , Khaled Attieh (Saudi Arabia) 72 75 82 , Raphael Geissler (Germany) 72 77 80 

231 Martyn Horters (Netherlands) 77 71 83 

230 Michael Smyth (Royal Troon Golf Club - Old Course) 76 73 81 

234 Jan Szmidt (Poland) 76 73 85