Paul Dunne out of contention Gold Coast
Dunne slips further down the leaderboard at Australian PGA
Stuart Manley of Wales lines up a putt on the sixth hole during day three of the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines Resort. Photo: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images
Three players share the lead going into the final day of the Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast.
The latter pair signed for one-under rounds of 76, while Varner posted a brilliant six-under 66 to put himself firmly in contention.
He put up three birdies on the front nine and three on the back, two of them coming on par-three holes.
The 25-year-old is not settling for his third-round heroics, though.
“I need to play well tomorrow,” he said. “I have another opportunity. I was playing pretty well the first two days, just a few mistakes and didn’t hole many putts, but I am just looking forward to the opportunity tomorrow.
“Tomorrow I’m going to get better.”
England’s Mark Foster, who sat second going into the third day, dropped down the leaderboard after a horror 77.
Foster put up three bogeys on the front nine and then three more on the back, while his round would have been worse were it not for a birdie on the par-four 17th.
Foster was not alone in having a day to forget, with Ireland’s Paul Dunne recording a second straight 75 to slip to six over for the tournament.