OPEN GOLF: Irish Amateur Paul Dunne shares lead at St Andrews

Ireland's Paul Dunne
Ireland's Paul Dunne

Irish amateur Paul Dunne is joint leader of The Open Championship heading into the final day at St Andrews, alongside former winner Louis Oosthuizen and Australia’s Jason Day.

On a day of benign weather and spectacular scoring, Dunne, 22, carded a six-under-par 66 for 12 under overall.

South Africa’s Oosthuizen, who won on the Old Course in 2010, carded a 67, as did world number nine Day.

American Jordan Spieth remained on course to win the first three major titles of the year after a third-round 66 left him 11 under.

Two-time champion Padraig Harrington (65) is fifth on 10 under, while the nine-man group one shot back includes Spain’s Sergio Garcia, English pair Justin Rose and Danny Willett, and Australia’s Adam Scott.

South Africa’s Retief Goosen, also on nine under after a 69, would become the oldest Open champion in history were he to win at St Andrews - he is 46 years and 167 days old on Monday, 162 days older than Old Tom Morris was when he won at Prestwick in 1867.

Overnight leader Dustin Johnson carded a 75, the second-worst round of the day, which saw him finish on seven under.