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After a stop start day of action on Saturday at the County Louth Golf Club in Baltray, Shane Lowry shot a 71 to go 16 under and share the lead with Robert Rock, who carded a 69.

"That was a bad bogey on the last - I should not really have been going anywhere near the flag with my third - but I'm still happy enough," said Lowry after the round.

"A 71 was respectable enough and I'm still in the lead, so I can't ask for any more. But I knew he was going to hole that last putt.

"I was a bit nervy coming up the last, if you're not nervous you can't be human. If I play the same I have all week I'll have a good chance."

Saturday’s play at the 3 Irish Open at Baltray was suspended for five hours as a result of winds that made the course unplayable.

In other news from the Open, shin splints forced Graeme McDowell to pull out of the tournament.  The Portrush man was half way through his third round when he had to cry off  just before 10am local time.

Two strokes behind the co-leaders is Johan Edfors of Sweden. Given the conditions, the 33-year-old's round of 68 was quite outstanding.

Next up on the leader board is a trio of golfers on ten under par - Nick Dougherty, Thomas Levet and Nick Dougherty - and one shot further back is Ryder Cup Captain Colin Montgomerie, who is enjoying a good week in Ireland.