Butler and Mullarney hunting glory in Fife
 Cathal Butler in action during the 2016 Interprovincial Championship at Fota Island. Picture by  Pat Cashman

Cathal Butler in action during the 2016 Interprovincial Championship at Fota Island. Picture by Pat Cashman

Maynooth University's Cathal Butler and Ronan Mullarney will be trying to chase down leader Robert Foley in the final round of the Fife Tournament at Fairmont St Andrews on Sunday.

Swiss Foley added a 68 to his opening 73 to lead on one-under 141 but Butler and Mullarney are tied for second, just four strokes adrift on 145, with another three Maynooth players inside the top 10 entering the fcinal round.

Kinsale's Butler birdied the 18th to card a 70 to share second on three-over with Galway star Mullarney, who made three birdies and four bogeys in a second round 71.

Dundalk's Caolan Rafferty also shot 71 for Maynooth to move up to tied seventh on 152 with Eugene Smith (71) and Eanna Griffin (72) tied for 10th on 153.

Maynooth's Jordan Hood (74) and Stirling's Adam Mulhall (77) were the only other Irish players to make the 162 cut.

The Irish Intervarsity Championship starts at Enniscrone next Wednesday.

Fife Tournament, Fairmont St Andrews (Par 71)

Detailed scores

1 FOLEY, Robert (University of Stirling) 73 68 141
T2 BUTLER, Cathal (Maynooth University) 75 70 145
T2 MULLARNEY, Ronan (Maynooth University) 74 71 145
T7 RAFFERTY, Caolan (Maynooth University) 81 71 152
T10 SMITH, Eugene (Maynooth University) 82 71 153
T10 GRIFFIN, Eanna (Maynooth University) 81 72 153
T19 HOOD, Jordan (Maynooth University) 82 74 156
T30 MULHALL, Adam (University of Stirling) 85 77 162

CUT

MC KERR, Peter (University of St Andrews) 87 76 163
MC WILSON, Alexander (University of St Andrews) 92 74 166
MC BANNON, Fergus (University of Stirling) 99 89 188
MC MULHOLLAND, Andrew University of Aberdeen 84 81 165
MC NELSON, Ross (University of Stirling) 84 82 166
MC FITZSIMONS, Matthew (University of Stirling) 92 75 167
MC MCCAW, Stewart (University of Stirling) 99 78 177