Harrington off to disappointing start

Padraig Harrington has endured a disappointing start to his final round with bogeys on the second and third and seventh holes.

Harrington off to disappointing start

(Padraig Harrington watches his tee shot on the third yesterday. Picture: SPORTSFILE)

Padraig Harrington has endured a disappointing start to his final round with bogeys on the second and third and seventh holes.

A birdie on the sixth pulled one back but at four under he is now eight shots off the lead.

Leading the field overnight was Finland's Mikko Ilonen. He is just out on the course with second place Danny Willett and they have both parred the first.

Best of the Irish Graeme McDowell started the day in third place and after two holes is still on his opening score of 10 under.

(Graeme McDowell chips from the rough this morning. Picture: Brian Lawless/PA Wire)

The North's Michael Hoey is having the best round of the day so far. He picked up three shots on the front nine, and an eagle on 10 and another birdie on 12 means he has now pulled level with McDowell.

Darren Clarke earlier finished for the day and the tournament at one over. Peter Lawrie shot two under today, giving him a final score of four under.

Irish amateur Gary Hurley shot two over today and finishes up at eight over for the tournament.

Latest leading positions in the fourth round of the The Irish Open, Fota Island GC, Ireland

(Gbr & Irl unless stated, par 71):

13 under – Mikko Ilonen (Fin) (after 57 holes)

10 under – Daniel Willett (57)

Graeme McDowell (57)

Anders Hansen (Den) (59)

Gareth Maybin (60)

9 under – Magnus A Carlsson (Swe) (58)

Ross Fisher (71)

Kristoffer Broberg (Swe) (58)

Matthew Baldwin (58)

Richard Finch (61)

Fabrizio Zanotti (Par) (57)

Gregory Bourdy (Fra) (61)

Edoardo Molinari (Ita) (60)

Michael Hoey (67)

8 under – Adam Gee (63)

Marc Warren (67)

Marcel Siem (Ger) (72)

Gary Stal (Fra) (61)

Oliver Fisher (62)

Pablo Larrazabal (Spa) (64)

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