Grant and Gleeson in the mix in Argentina
 Paula Grant (far left) at the traditional barbecue. Picture: AAG

Paula Grant (far left) at the traditional barbecue. Picture: AAG

Lisburn's Paula Grant and Castle's Alex Gleeson are in with a shout heading into Tuesday's final round of the South American Amateur Championship in Argentina.

Grant, whose clubs and luggage only arrived the evening before the second practice day, fired an eagle, four birdies and just one bogey in a five-under 67 to move up to tied fourth on one-under par.

She's just three shots behind Silvia Garces (70) and Maria Serrano (71) of Colombia, who lead by a shot on four-under from Paraguay's Milagros Chaves at Martindale Country Club on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

 Alex Gleeson (far left) and Robin Dawson (centre) have had good weeks in Argentina. Picture: AAG

Alex Gleeson (far left) and Robin Dawson (centre) have had good weeks in Argentina. Picture: AAG

Gleeson posted a third successive, two-under 70 and while he's eight strokes behind Canada's Chris Crisologo, who shot 66 to lead on 14-under, he's tied for fourth, just one stroke adrift of New Zealand's Charlie Hillier (67) and Portugal's Pedro Lencart (68).

Grant eagled the par-five third and birdied the eighth to go out in 33 before coming back in two-under 34 by following her lone bogey at the par-three 11th with birdies at the 15th, 16th and 17th.

Lurgan's Annabel Wilson also had an excellent day, posting an eagle, six birdies, one bogey and two double bogeys in a three-under 69 to move up 23 spots to tied 16th on five-over.

Tramore's Robin Dawson also made a big move up the leaderboard, jumping 21 spots to tied 17th on one-under after a 71 featuring three birdies and two bogeys.

 Annabel Wilson (left) with a fellow competitor at the South American Amateur Championship. Picture: AAG

Annabel Wilson (left) with a fellow competitor at the South American Amateur Championship. Picture: AAG

South American Amateur Open Championship, Martindale Country Club (Par 72)

Tee Times

Men

Detailed scores

1 CAN Chris CRISOLOGO -14 72 64 66 202
2 NZL Charlie HILLIER -7 70 72 67 209
2 PRT Pedro LENCART SILVA -7 71 70 68 209
4 IRL Alex GLEESON -6 70 70 70 210
4 ARG Horacio CARBONETTI -6 68 72 70 210
4 ECU Rafael MIRANDA -6 70 68 72 210

17 IRL Robin DAWSON -1 70 74 71 215

Women

Detailed scores

1 COL Silvia M. GARCES -4 68 74 70 212
1 COL Maria C SERRANO -4 70 71 71 212
3 PAR Milagros CHAVES -3 71 72 70 213
4 IRL Paula GRANT -1 76 72 67 215
4 ARG Ayelen IRIZAR -1 72 72 71 215

16 IRL Annabel WILSON +5 72 80 69 221