Irish golfer Paul Dunne will take a two-shot lead into the final round at the Trophee Hassan II on Sunday.
The 24-year-old is closing in on his first European Tour win in Rabat, in what would be his finest achievement since turning professional in 2015.
Dunne carded a 69 on Saturday to put himself in pole position on Saturday and while he is taking nothing for granted, he says he feels more ready to win a European Tour title than ever before, telling Sky Sports:
“I’ve been playing well recently and haven’t played a tournament in four weeks with the break we had, so it felt like it took me a while to get going with my swing.
“But today it was a much easier round than the last couple of days. I didn’t putt as well as I did yesterday, but I hit the ball a lot better so am really pleased.”
Dunne first came to prominence in 2015 when he held joint-lead at the third round of the Open at St. Andrew’s, the first amateur in almost a century to have a share of the lead in almost a century.
While he hopes that experience will help him, he is simply focusing on short-term targets for the final day and not looking at the overall leaderboard until his own round is finished:
“I’m not going to say I’m going to win tomorrow, but I feel like I’m more ready to win than I was then. I feel like it’s something I should do rather than make the end to a great story.
“If I break 70 again I think it’s going to be hard for someone to catch me so I’m just going to try to do that.”
Dunne takes a two-stroke lead into the final round ahead of Italian Renato Paratore, though the Italian is was on top form in the penultimate day, setting a course record of 66 to launch himself right into the mix.