Waterford’s Robin Dawson uses knowledge of the course to get within two shots of Irish Open lead

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Having just made the cut yesterday, Waterford’s Robin Dawson has shot up the leaderboard on day three of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

A six-under-par round of 64 has moved him to seven-under-par and within two shots of the overnight leader Zander Lombard.

Dawson, who is playing on a sponsor invite this week, feels his familiarity with the course at Lahinch has helped

He said: “The links golf is definitely a help, I’ve played this course a lot and I’ve played it in all weathers, all different kinds of winds, so I think that might be a big factor.

“Even my caddy has played here a hundred times, so it’s great to have that kind of knowledge around the course.”

Cormac Sharvin is five-under-par, Padraig Harrington four-under and Shane Lowry two-under.

However, it has been a nightmare start to his third-round for Seamus Power sho has dropped four shots on his first five holes to slip back to level-par.

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