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McGinley in fourth after 64

Paul McGinley has the chance on Sunday to end nearly six years without a win - right on the eve of being a non-playing captain again for Britain and Ireland in the Vivendi Seve Trophy.

A spectacular back nine of 28, seven under par, with five birdies and then an eagle lifted the 44-year-old Dubliner right into the mix at the KLM Open in the Netherlands.

McGinley also finished with further birdies at the seventh and eighth - after a double-bogey on the previous hole - for a 64 and eight-under-par aggregate. Having started the third round joint 33rd, he goes into the final round in joint fourth place only two shots behind Scot Gary Orr and South African James Kingston.

They lead 2004 winner David Lynn - his only victory in 350 Tour events - by one, while Rory McIlroy's four birdies in the last eight holes lifted him to eighth spot on seven under and far from out of it.

Lee Westwood, even with two closing birdies, needs something special, though, to resurrect his chances. The world number two is four under and in a tie for 17th.

"What a round," said McGinley. "I didn't play brilliantly, but I putted brilliantly. I was saying that if I had more days like that I would have had some career."

Simon Dyson, leader after the first and second rounds, had a 72 and slipped back alongside McGinley, Swede Niclas Fasth and France's Alexandra Kaleka.

Defending champion Martin Kaymer missed the cut by three earlier in the day, the second round not being completed until near lunchtime following the two delays on Thursday, first for vandalism on four greens and then for flooding.


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