Power lurking in US; McCarroll trailing on Alps

Seamus Power

West Waterford's Seamus Power is lurking just three shots off the lead entering the final round of the eGolf Professional Tour's Columbia Open in South Carolina.

The former Irish amateur international, who leads money list on the third tier tour, shot a four under 67 to get to 10 under par.

The 27-year-old opened his 2014 campaign with back-to-back top-5s at the Palmetto Hall Championship and Championship at Callawassie Island, then put on a clinic at Cowan's Ford, posting a 10-under par tally on a demanding venue to win by four shots.

He was the halfway and 54-hole leader at the Championship at St. James Plantation last month, but faltered in the final round, closing with a 76 to finish tied for sixth.

But given his form, he'll fancy his chances of challenging Ryan Sullivan despite the fact that the Winston-Salem native has won on PGA TOUR Latinoamerica, secured his Web.com Tour card for the year, and made the cut in a PGA TOUR event in the last seven months.

The former UNC Wilmington star posted a third-round 68 to lead by two shots on 13-under from Pal Beach resident Sunny Kim.


On the Alps Tour, Ballyliffin's Brendan McCarroll was frustrated to shoot a one over 73 that left him six shots behind leader Matt Wallace of England in the Open International de Rebetz on two under. Leaderboard

Simon Ward shot 70 to make the level par cut on the mark but Brian Casey missed out by seven shots after a 77. 

Columbia Open, Columbia Country Club, Par 71 (7,150 yards)

1 Ryan Sullivan Winston-Salem, NC 65-67-68--200 -13 
2 Sunny Kim Palm Beach Gardens, FL 70-67-65--202 -11 
3 Seamus Power Ireland 69-67-67--203 -10 
T4 Ted Brown Richmond, VA  70-68-67--205 -8 
T4 Drew Weaver Sea Island, GA 69-68-68--205 -8 
T4 Adam Stephenson Greenville, NC 70-65-70--205 -8 
T7 Travis Ross Crookston, MN 69-64-73--206 -7 
T7 Phillip Mollica Greenville, SC 67-67-72--206 -7 
T9 Matt Schall Williamsport, PA 72-67-68--207 -6 
T9 Ryan Nelson Charleston, SC 70-70-67--207 -6 
T9 Matthew Ryan Santa Clarita, CA 70-70-67--207 -6 
T12 David Holmes Knoxville, TN 69-69-70--208 -5 
T12 Jesse Hutchins  Kirkersville, OH 71-69-68--208 -5 
T12 Josh Persons Scottsdale, AZ 70-67-71--208 -5 
T12 Bobby MacWhinnie Charlotte, NC 68-70-70--208 -5 
T12 Jack Fields Southern Pines, NC 71-65-72--208 -5 
T12 Will Collins Salisbury, NC 67-69-72--208 -5 
T18 Abbie Valentine Naples, FL 67-72-70--209 -4 
T18 Chris McCartin  Raleigh, NC 72-65-72--209 -4 
T20 T.J. Howe Osceola, PA 68-70-72--210 -3 
T20 Vaita Guillaume Papeete, Tahiti 71-70-69--210 -3 
T20 Brian Vranesh Phoenix, AZ 70-71-69--210 -3 
T20 Lanto Griffin Blacksburg, VA 72-70-68--210 -3 
T24 Frank Adams III Salisbury, NC 70-69-72--211 -2 
T24 Dykes Harbin Augusta, GA 70-69-72--211 -2 
T24 Luke Hopkins Greenville, SC 69-71-71--211 -2 
T24 Jimmy Lytle Ocean Ridge, FL 67-75-69--211 -2 
T28 Brandon Smith West Palm Beach, FL  65-73-74--212 -1 
T28 Kyle Blackston  Eustis, FL 71-70-71--212 -1 
T30 Michael Kinkopf Dublin, OH 71-70-72--213 E 
T30 Tadd Fujikawa Honolulu, HI  71-71-71--213 E 
32 Reed Darsie Chapel Hill, NC 71-68-75--214 +1 
T33 Dustin Groves Raleigh, NC 70-70-75--215 +2 
T33 Kyle Peterman Sherman, IL 72-68-75--215 +2 
T33 Daniel Claytor  Hartsville, SC 71-70-74--215 +2 
T33 Anthony Aloi Greenville, SC 72-70-73--215 +2 
T33 David Watkins Greenville, NC 73-69-73--215 +2 
38 Mark Kriston Clemmons, NC  73-69-74--216 +3 
39 Zach Edmondson  Morrisville, NC 72-70-75--217 +4 
40 Scott Lamb Bradenton, FL 76-66-77--219 +6