Somewhere, Bobby Jones must be smiling.
Paul Dunne is in a three-way tie for the lead after the third round of the British Open. That makes the 22-year-old Irishman the first amateur since Jones in 1927 to be a 54-hole leader at golf’s oldest major championship.
Jones is also the last amateur to win the Open, taking the claret jug in 1930 while sweeping all four of the sport’s biggest events at the time.
Dunne shot a 6-under 66 for a 12-under 204 total heading to Monday’s decisive round. He is set to play in the final group with Louis Oosthuizen (67), another of those sharing the lead along with Jason Day.
Day (67) had a shot at the outright lead but missed a birdie putt at the 18th. The Aussie is set to play with Jordan Spieth, who is one shot back and aiming for his third straight major after the Masters and the U.S. Open.
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