ST ANDREWS, United Kingdom (AFP) – England’s Oliver Wilson will carry a three-shot lead on world number one Rory McIlroy into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship after a seven under par round of 65 on Saturday.
The 34-year-old Wilson is now 15 under for the tournament after 54 holes and in prime position to achieve a maiden European Tour victory.
Wilson, who played on the losing European Ryder Cup in 2008 but is now ranked 792 in the world, has been a perennial runner-up since turning professional in 2003.
He has finished second on nine occasions including the 2009 Dunhill Championship when he ended the tournament three shots behind England’s Simon Dyson.
But he will begin Sunday’s final round with a healthy advantage on McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Alexander Levy and overnight leader Raphael Jacquelin.
The event is being played on the Old Course at St Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie with the field rotating courses.