Irish playing catch up in Egypt
 David Carey. 

David Carey. 

Naas’ Conor O’Rourke is ten shots behind leader Liam Harper heading into the final round of the Meditteranean Tour’s Palm Hills Championship in Cairo.

He added a three-over 75 to his opening 69 to share ninth place on level par as Harper shot 65 to lead by five strokes on 10-under par from Adam Hodkinson.

The Island’s Kevin Le Blanc is two shots further back after a brace of 74s with David Carey seven-over and Colm Crowley 14-over.

Palm Hills Championship 2018, Palm Hills Golf Club, Cairo (Par 72)

Detailed scores

1 HARPER, Liam  69 65 134
2 HODKINSON, Adam 70 69 139
3 KOERBLER, Christoph 72 68 140
T4 GRAU, Noel 70 71 141
T4 RADURAU, Maxime 73 68 141
T FORGAN, Sam 71 70 141
T7 KELLY, Phil 72 71 143
T7 LUDWIG, Michael 73 70 143
T9 HOBDAY, Sam 71 73 144

T9 O’ROURKE, Conor 69 75 144
T18 LE BLANC, Kevin 74 74 148
T23 CAREY, David 77 74 151
T31 CROWLEY, Colm  77 81 158