Golf: Jon Rahm and Daniel Im share third-round lead at Irish Open

Jon Rahm (left) and Daniel Im remained in joint lead at the Irish Open in Portstewart, Northern Ireland, on July 8, 2017.
Jon Rahm (left) and Daniel Im remained in joint lead at the Irish Open in Portstewart, Northern Ireland, on July 8, 2017. PHOTOS: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - American Daniel Im remained joint leader after the third round of the Irish Open at Portstewart on Saturday but Jon Rahm of Spain was the man joining him on 17-under par going into Sunday's final round.

Benjamin Hebert from France, level with Im overnight, carded a 69 to leave him one shot behind.

Im had a 68, four-under par, and Rahm a 67.

Japan's Hideto Tanihara was fourth, 15 under and Frenchman Julien Quesne made big strides by shooting 64 to lie one shot behind him.

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In all, nine players, including Britain's Justin Rose, were within four strokes of the lead.

Tournament host Rory McIlroy was not involved after missing the cut on Friday.