Rice and McElroy challenging on Europro Tour
 SUTTON COLDFIELD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04:  Tim Rice of Limerick GC tees off on the 17th during day two of the PGA Assistants Championships at Little Aston Golf Club on August 4, 2016 in Sutton Coldfield, England.  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

SUTTON COLDFIELD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04:  Tim Rice of Limerick GC tees off on the 17th during day two of the PGA Assistants Championships at Little Aston Golf Club on August 4, 2016 in Sutton Coldfield, England.  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

PGA Europro Tour — Limerick’s Tim Rice and Ballymena’s Dermot McElroy are just four shots behind Welshman James Frazer heading into Friday’s final round of The Jessie May Trust World Snooker Golf Championship at Collingtree Park in Northampton.

Despite a double bogey six at the 17th, Rice carded a three-under par 69 to get to eight-under par and share fourth place with McElroy, who shot a bogey-free, five-under 67.

Royal Dublin's Niall Kearney (70), beaten in a playoff for last week's "FORE" Business Championship at East Sussex National, is a shot behind Rice and McElroy in a tie for eighth on seven-under.

Clandeboye's Jonny Caldwell, fourth in the Race To Amendoeira standings with the top five earning promotion to the Challenge Tour at the end of the season, is tied 20th on five-under par.

The cut fell at three-under par 141 which meant that Brendan McCarroll (142), David Carey (144), Declan Loftus (147), Joe Dillon (148), Stephen Grant (151) and Brian Casey (153) missed out.

The Jessie May Trust World Snooker Golf Championship at  Collingtree Park

Detailed scores

1 James Frazer (Wal) 66 66 132    
2 Lee Clarke (Eng) 66 68 134    
3 Robert Burlison (Eng) 65 70 135
T4 Tim Rice (Limerick Golf Club) 67 69 136
T4 Dermot McElroy (Ballymena Golf Club) 69 67 136
T8 Niall Kearney (The Royal Dublin) 67 70 137
T20 Jonathan Caldwell (Clandeboye Golf Club) 69 70 139

MC Brendan McCarroll (Narin & Portnoo Golf Club) 73 69 142
MC David Carey (Unattached) 72 72 144
MC Declan Loftus (Unattached) 70 77 147
MC Joe Dillon (Headfort Golf Club) 75 73 148
MC Stephen Grant (Mount Juliet) 74 77 151
MC Brian Casey (BLACKSTAR) 74 79 153