Four birdies and an eagle in the last seven holes saw Leona Maguire surge into contention on day three of the KPMG Irish Women's Open at Dromoland Castle.
A round of 65 saw Maguire move to within two shots of leader Anne Van Dam of The Netherlands entering the final 18 holes on Sunday.
Having struggled in Friday’s second round, a long-range birdie on the par-four 12th sparked Maguire into life. She made tap-in birdies on the 14th and 15th followed by putts on the 16th and 18th greens – one for eagle and the other for birdie.
Asa consequence, Maguire goes into the final day looking to become not only the first ever Irish winner of the Irish Women’s Open, but also a first ever Irish winner on the Ladies European Tour.
"I didn't get off the best of starts again today but a nice par save on 8 and a birdie on 9 gave me some good momentum heading into the back nine,” the Cavan woman reflected in an interview with.
"I think that chip in on 12 was the first bit of luck I had gotten all week.
"It kind of changed everything and I had some nice birdies then coming in. That eagle on 16 was obviously a bonus.
"I'll try and play as well as I possibly can tomorrow and whatever happens, it has been a fantastic week."
Maguire was especially happy to reward the encouragement of her supporters.
"The crowds were phenomenal, especially on the back nine, and I suppose I wanted to give them something to cheer about.”