Hvoland leads European Amateur; Irish 11 back
 Estonian GC, Picture © Joosep Martinson / Estonian Golf Association

Estonian GC, Picture © Joosep Martinson / Estonian Golf Association

Alex Gleeson, Paul McBride and Stuart Grehan are 11 strokes behind impressive leader Viktor Hovland of Norway with a round to play in the European Amateur Championship in Estonia.

Gleeson shot a two under 70 to move up 12 places to tied 43rd on two under alongside McBride (71) and Grehan (73).

The Island’s Kevin LeBlanc shot a fine 70 but like Naas’ Conor O’Rourke (74) he missed the one under par cut by a shot on level par 144.

Hovland shot a third round 63 to lead by two strokes on 13 under par from Italy’s Luca Cianchetti with Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre, Germany’s Thomas Rosenmuller, England’s Gian-Marco Petrozzi and Poland’s Adrian Meronk tied for third, four off the pace.

European Amateur Championship, Estonian GC (Par 72)

Detailed scores

  • T43 12 GLEESON, Alex Castle 73 71 70 214
  • T43 2 MCBRIDE, Paul The Island 70 73 71 214 
  • T43 22 GREHAN, Stuar Tullamore 69 72 73 214
  • MC 19 LE BLANC, Kevin Island 73 73 70 216 
  • MC 32 O’ROURKE, Conor Naas 70 72 74 216