European Senior Tour — Paul McGinley hasn't won a tour event since he claimed the Volvo Masters at Valderrama in 2005. But he has a chance to end that 12-year drought when he goes into the final round of the Farmfoods European Senior Masters just one shot behind American Clark Dennis.
The Dubliner, 51, carded a level par 72 in testing conditions to remain on two-under par at the Forest of Arden.
Order of Merit leader Denis, who has already won twice this season, posted a three-over-par 75 to slip back to three-under par.
Playing alongside Des Smyth, McGinley started on the back nine and while he dropped a shot at the 10th and followed a birdie four at the 12th with another bogey at the par-three 18th, he came home in one-under-par with his lone birdie arriving at the par-five seventh.
Farmfoods European Senior Masters, Forest of Arden (Par 72)
1 DENNIS, Clark 66 75 141
2 MCGINLEY, Paul 70 72 142
T31 WALTON, Philip 74 78 152
T34 SMYTH, Des 74 79 153
T38 RAFFERTY, Ronan 75 79 154
T44 DARCY, Eamonn 76 80 156
T44 MCGOVERN, Brendan 74 82.
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Justin Thomas (70) and Scott Brown (71) lead by two strokes on nine-under-par from India's Anirban Lahiri (69) and Australia's Marc Leishman (71).