McDowell and Power in the pack at Valspar Championship

McDowell and Power in the pack at Valspar Championship
 Graeme McDowell

Graeme McDowell

Graeme McDowell and Seamus Power will be determined to finish a rollercoaster week on a high in the Valspar Championship in Florida.

The Irish pair share 35th place on one-under-par at Innisbrook Resort's Copperhead Course, 13 strokes behind Adam Hadwin (67), who has a four-shot lead over Patrick Cantlay (66).

For McDowell, who was five-over par with three holes to play in round one, just making the cut was a triumph.

But as he needed a top-three finish to move into the top 64 available from the world's top 100 who will contest the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play in a fortnight, it hasn't been quite been the week he needed.

Ranked 87th in the world, the 37-year-old from Portrush is eight shots outside the top-three and regretting that opening 75.

He rallied with a 67 on Friday, holing a 40 footer at the 18th to make the cut on the mark before adding a one-under 70 on Saturday to move up another 17 places to tied 35th alongside Power.

The West Waterford rookie has had a tough week since he opened with that magnificent 66, adding a 74 and a 72 to fall 30 places from fifth on day one.

Despite it all, both have a chance to put in a big finish on Sunday and move up the FedEx Cup rankings.

The Irishmen won't play together on the final day, however, as McDowell goes with Webb Simpson and Power tees it up alongside Byeong Hun An.

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