McBride and Lester lead Brabazon Trophy chase
 Cameron Davis

Cameron Davis

Paul McBride and Rowan Lester head a 10-man Irish posse into the final round of the Brabazon Trophy at London Golf Club.

McBride shot a 69 and Lester a 74 to leave them tied for seventh on three under par, nine strokes behind Australian Cameron Davis.

Davis (66-68-70) leads by two strokes from England's Jamie Bower with Scotland's Ryan Lumsden three behind on nine under.

Ten of the 14 Irish entrants made the cut which came on Friday morning when the weather delayed second rounds were completed.

Co Sligo's Sean Flanagan shot a second successive 69 to share 11th on two under with Conor O'Rourke and Dermot McElroy tied 18th on one under.

 Brabazon Trophy, London Golf Club

Detailed scores

  • T7 MCBRIDE, Paul (The Island) 73 71 69 213 
  • T7 LESTER, Rowan (Hermitage) 70 69 74 213 
  • T11 FLANAGAN, Sean (Co. Sligo) 76 69 69 214 
  • T18 O’ROURKE, Conor (Naas) 73 74 68 215 
  • T18 MCELROY, Dermot (Ballymena) 73 71 71 215
  • T24 GLEESON, Alex (Castle) 71 71 74 216
  • T24 HUME, Jack (Naas) 73 68 75 216 
  • T27 GALBRAITH, John (Whitehead) 71 70 76 217 
  • T39 CAMPBELL, Colm (Warrenpoint) 74 73 72 219 
  • T47 FAIRWEATHER, Colin (The Knock) 71 75 75 221 
  • MC MCLARNON , Tiarnan Massereene) 80 69 149 
  • MC YATES, Jonathan Naas) 74 79 153 
  • MC LEONARD, Eoin Wentworth) 74 81 155 
  • MC BRENNAN, Daniel Shannon) 81 75 15