A packed leaderboard has four Australians within five shots of the lead going into tomorrow’s final round of the 2015 British Open.
Jason Day fired a bogey-free 5-under 67 at The Old Course at St Andrews to go into the final round of the 2015 Open Championship in a tie for the lead.
Irish amateur Paul Dunne and 2010 Open winner Louis Oosthuizen sit alongside Day at 12-under par but there are plenty of golfers still very much with a chance to win. In fact 25 players pack the top of leaderboard within five strokes of the lead including two-time Open winner Padraig Harrington at 10-under par, Sergio Garcia and Retief Goosen at 9-under par.
Day isn’t the only Australian in with a shot of winning the Claret Jug. Marc Leishman carded the best round of the day, an 8-under par 64 to launch himself into a tie for 6th place, three shots behind the leaders.
Adam Scott another of the nine players at 9-under par. Scott’s only a bogey at the difficult 17th Road Hole ruined what was otherwise a solid day on the links but he may be rueing a good opportunity to shoot a lower score in much easier conditions to previous days.
Day will play in the penultimate group behind the Irishman and South African with American Jordan Spieth. Spieth is still very much in the hunt to win a third consecutive major, just a shot behind the leaders at 11-under par.