• Harding in contention at Irish Open

    Harding in contention at Irish Open
    Justin Harding

    South Africa’s Justin Harding’s find himself in third place, but three shots back from leader Lucas Herbert, heading into the final round of the Irish Open.

    Harding carded the lowest round of the day with a 65 to get to 12 under, and he is now one clear of England’s Dale Whitnell, Swede Rikard Karlberg and Italian Francesco Laporta.

    Meanwhile, Herbert missed an opportunity to take a commanding advantage after bogeys on the 11th and 14th, but said he was confident heading into round four.

    “It was a solid bad day I guess you’d say but in some ways frustrating,” he said. “I felt like I could have put some real distance between myself and the field and didn’t do that.

    “I want to get to 20 under as a personal goal. So if I can do that, someone’s got to come catch me and if they do, good luck to them.

    “To win the Irish Open would be really cool, whether it’s wire-to-wire or not. I think it would be a really cool one to put on your resume that you’ve won the Irish Open.”


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