Finland lead in Chile

 

Britain and Ireland were locked in a three-way tie for second place after three rounds of the 72-hole Eisenhower Trophy, the men's world amateur championship, in Santiago, Chile.

Luke Donald spearheaded the third round effort of skipper Peter McEvoy's four-man squad with a three-under-par 69, while Scot Lorne Kelly, the Lytham Trophy winner, had a par 72.

The team's other counting score in the best-three-from-four format was a 74 from Gary Wolstenholme. Ireland's Paddy Gribben shot a disappointing 76.

They join defending champions Australia and the tournament favourites USA on one-under-par 644.

Finland maintained their halfway lead to be three strokes clear at 641.

Leading third round scores and totals (Best three from four individual scores make up team score for round)

641 - Finland 217 (M Ilonen 71, P Kylliainen 73, H Salonen 73, A Pasanen 75). 644 - Australia 213 (K Felton 69, A Baddeley 71, B Rumford 73, B Jones 73), US 217 (H Kuehne 72, J Kribel 72, T McKnight 73, M Kuchar 74), Britain & Ireland 215 (L Donald 69, L Kelly 72, G Wolstenholme 74, P Gribben 76).

647 - Chinese Taipei 212.

648 - Japan 213.

650 - Spain 214 (S Garcia 69, R Quiros 72, A Mata 73, A Larrazabal 75).

Leading Individual: 206 - K Felton (Aus) 70 67 69. 208 - Ilonen (Fin) 67 70 71. 209 - L Donald (Gbr & Irl) 70 70 69. 210 - W Morales (Pur) 67 68 75. 212 - S Garcia (Spa) 72 71 69, Yih-Shin Chan (Tpe) 71 69 72, H Kuehne (USA) 67 73 72. Others: 215 - G Wolstenholme (Gbr & Irl) 70 71 74, 225 - P Gribben (Gbr & Irl) 71 78 76, 226 - L Kelly (Gbr & Irl) 77 77 72.