McGovern just three behind in Italy
 CRANS-MONTANA, SWITZERLAND - SEPTEMBER 09:  Scott Hend of Australai plays a shot on the seventh hole during the third round of the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club on September 9, 2017 in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.  (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

CRANS-MONTANA, SWITZERLAND - SEPTEMBER 09:  Scott Hend of Australai plays a shot on the seventh hole during the third round of the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club on September 9, 2017 in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.  (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Australia's Scott Hend holds a three-stroke lead over Fabrizio Zanotti heading into the final round of the European Tour's Omega European Masters.

Play was suspended overnight due to darkness following an earlier fog delay and while the Australian was 11 under with five holes to play, he resumed with an eagle the 14th and a bogey at the 15th to sign for a one-over 71 and lead on 12-under from the Chilean (70) at Crans-Sur-Sierre.

Paul Dunne failed to make a birdie in a three over 73 on Saturday and goes into the final round tied for 71st on three-over.

European TourScores

On the European Challenge Tour, Mount Juliet's Kevin Phelan was the only Irishman to make the cut in the weather-delayed Bridgestone Challenge at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa.

He was on 13 points after rounds of 70, 69 and 72 and in the pack with the majority of the field set to complete their third rounds early on Sunday.

Challenge Tour —  Scores

On the European Senior Tour, the in-form Brendan McGovern went into the final round of the Senior Italian Open presented by Villaverde Resort just three strokes behind leaders Clark Dennis and Peter Fowler before play was abandoned due to a water-logged course.

The Headfort professional added a 69 to his opening 71 to share 10th spot on four under as Dennis (70) and Fowler (68) led by one stroke on seven under from current Order of Merit leader Chris Williams and two-time Senior Tour winner Steen Tinning.

European Senior Tour — Scores

The European Senior Tour abandoned play due to a waterlogged course and the title was decided with a sudden-death playoff on the 18th hole, played as a par three from the fairway, between Dennis and Fowler.

Dennis won with a birdie, leaving McGovern 11th.