Copa de Andalucía: Yates eight back as Hidalgo and López-Chacarra escape
 Naas' Jonny Yates en route to victory over Dan Holland in the West of Ireland Championship final in 2016.

Naas' Jonny Yates en route to victory over Dan Holland in the West of Ireland Championship final in 2016.

Spain's Ángel Hidalgo shot his third successive sub-par score to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Copa de Andalucía in Malaga.

Playing on his home course, Real Club de Golf Guadalmina, the home hero added a one-under 71 to rounds of 69 and 70 to lead by a stroke on six-under-par 210 from compatriot Eugenio López-Chacarra (72 67 72).

Their nearest rival is first-round leader Victor Pastor (66 75 75), who is on level par, while Naas' Jonathan Yates leads the Irish challenge, eight shots off the lead on two-over 218 after a third round 76.

The cut for the top 50 and ties fell at 14-over-par 230 with five of the nine-strong Irish contingent qualifying for Friday's final round.

Copa Analucía, Real Club de Golf de Guadalmina, Malaga (Par 72)

Detailed scores

1 ANGEL HIDALGO PORTILLO -3.5 69 70 71 210 -6
2 EUGENIO LOPEZ-CHACARRA COTO -3.4 72 67 72 211 -5
3 VICTOR PASTOR RUFIAN -3.5 66 75 75 216 PAR
4 GIOVANNI TADIOTTO -4.7 76 70 71 217 +1
5 PABLO RODRIGUEZ-TABERNERO TORRES -2.3 74 72 72 218 +2
6 ASIER AGUIRRE IZCUE -2.1 74 71 73 218 +2
7 ALVARO VEIGA PEÑA -2.1 72 71 75 218 +2

8 JONATHAN YATES -3.2 71 71 76 218 +2

9 CASPER SIMBERG -2.3 73 76 71 220 +4
10 EDUARD ROUSAUD SABATE -1.8 72 73 75 220 +4
11 ALEJANDRO AGUILERA MARTIN -2.6 73 73 74 220 +4

21 PAUL COUGHLAN -4.2 71 80 72 223 +7
35 JOHN BRADY -2.2 76 75 76 227 +11
36 ROB BRAZILL -1.9 74 78 75 227 +11
53 LUKE DONNELLY -2.2 71 80 79 230 +14

CUT

65 JACK MADDEN -1.3 76 80 78 234 +18
67 CHARLIE DENVIR -1.8 72 80 82 234 +18
68 REECE BLACK -1.7 77 77 81 235 +19
80 ANTHONY MCDAID -1.2 82 79 81 242 +26