British Seniors Open: Stanley leads into last round

Australian Ian Stanley goes into the last round of the £501,000stg British

Australian Ian Stanley goes into the last round of the £501,000stg British

Seniors Championship at Royal County down as leader at four-under-par after

posting 70 - his third sub-par round of the tournament.

Stanley made four birdies but also a triple bogey seven at the 8th holes where he drove into a bunker, then got an unplayable on the fairway and finally ended up three-putting.

Stanley is one stroke ahead of American David Oakley and New Zealand

left-hinder Bob Charles while overnight leader John Bland dramatically slid

down the leader to level par - that was five shots tossed away in his round.

Creeping up were John Morgan and Russell Weir who are two under while Jack

Nicolas kept well in the hunt with a round of 70 for one-under and that

despite making bogey at the final three holes. Gary Player is two over.

There won't be an Irish winner this ehyar as the best of the five locals who

made the cut is Eddie Poland, the former Irish Champion having a third round

of 70 to be six-over-par. Denis

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