(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.