PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland – Jamie Donaldson shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Irish Open.
Donaldson moved to 12 under despite a mixed round that featured an eagle, four birdies and three bogeys. The Welshman is one shot ahead of England's Anthony Wall, with Padraig Harrington and Mark Foster another shot back at 10 under.
Rory McIlroy couldn't climb into contention, though he did climb 13 spots into a tie for 11th with a 71, while France's Gregory Bourdy toppled from the leaderboard with an 80.
McIlroy still needs to make up six shots on the final day after parring every hole on the back nine Saturday.
Bourdy entered the third round with a one-shot lead but is now eight off the pace after six bogeys and two doubles.