They are set up for a fun finale at Lahinch, with several top players in the hunt, including Rafa Cabrera Bello following a 63. He is one back of Robert Rock (60!) heading into the final round and offered this appreciation of links golf:
“I really like links golf," he said. "I enjoy playing it, even with bad weather, I do embrace the challenge.
"The fact that golf was invented on links, that's special for me.
"The fact that there's not just one way to play the course or every hole. You almost have a new, different course every single day and it brings out all your imagination around the greens.
"I really enjoy that and maybe it helps me focus more and perhaps that's why I play all right around here."
A fine player to keep on your Portrush radar’s as well…