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Séamus Power in contention for his first PGA Tour title ahead of final round in Mississippi

The Irish golfer is just two shots off the lead.

In May, Power became the first Irish golfer to win a Web.com Tour event when he won the United Leasing & Finance Championship in Indiana.
In May, Power became the first Irish golfer to win a Web.com Tour event when he won the United Leasing & Finance Championship in Indiana.
Image: Rogelio V. Solis

SÉAMUS POWER’S remarkable 2016 could be about to get even better.

Just two months after finishing in 15th place at the Rio Olympics, and then securing a card for the PGA Tour, the Waterford golfer could be about to claim his maiden PGA Tour crown at the Sanderson Farms Championship.

The 29-year-old shot a two-under par third round score of 70 in Mississippi to leave the former East Tennessee State University student in sixth place, two shots behind joint-leaders Luke List and Chris Kirk, who both carded impressive rounds of 65.

Power started his round in a tie for second place, and made a bright opening with three birdies in his first four holes. But a bogey followed on the sixth to halt his momentum.

The Irish Olympian recovered to hole a birdie on the par-five 11th, and could have gone into a tie for the lead on the second par-five on the back nine, but missed a chance to secure his fourth birdie of the day on the 14th.

A bogey on the 16th, was the only other blemish on Power’s card, but it still leaves him right in the mix heading into the final round.

Overnight leader Grayson Murray is level with Power on 12-under in sixth place, after an even-par round of 72. But all Irish eyes will be on Power when he starts his final round at 4.05pm this afternoon.

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