SIMON ROBINSON will take a one-shot lead into the final round of The Swallow Suffolk Open at Bury St Edmunds, after a round of 66 on Thursday saw him move out to -8.
Robinson, representing Golfing Futures and Wynyard, dropped just one shot in a fine round, which included a run of five birdies in six holes.
He is one shot clear of Darren Prosser, who also shot 66 for his second round, including four birdies and an eagle at the fifth hole.
Mark Fairhall followed up his opening round 68 with a 70 on Thursday to move into third place at -6, with Sean Whiffin, Gary Oliver and Tim Butler a further shot back.
Four players sit on -4, including Australian David Diaz – who played in The Open last week with a caddy who won an internet auction to join him at St Andrews.
A further four players are well placed at -3, with David Fisher – the Marriott Sprowston Manor Open winner a fortnight ago – among five hopefuls sat on -2.
Alex Lucas earned a place at the end of season Peugeot Hole In One Challenge with an ace at the par three seventh – although that was unable to help him make the cut.
A total of 67 players will go into the final day on Friday after scoring +2 or better for their opening two rounds.