KILLARNEY, Ireland (AP) — David Howell, Richard Green and Simon Dyson are in a three-way tie at the Irish Open.
Homegrown stars Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell fell out of contention with 72s on a wet, windy third round of play on Saturday.
England veteran Howell shot a 7-under 64 for the best score of the day. England's Dyson and Australia's Green both shot 68 as many in the pared-down field struggled with blustery, damp conditions.
Stephen Gallacher of Scotland also shot a 68 and was two shots behind the leaders.
McIlroy had a terrible start, double-bogeying the first and eighth holes. He also bogeyed the par-3 third as his wind-blown tee shot sailed left into a stream. He's eight shots behind the leaders.