Dubuisson, Van Zyl share lead; McIlroy 1 back


Things remain tight at the Turkish Airlines Open, where the top four players are separated by a single shot. Here's how things stand heading into the final round in Antalya, where Victor Dubuisson and Jaco Van Zyl share the lead:

Leaderboard: Dubuisson (-16), Van Zyl (-16), Rory McIlroy (-15), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (-15), Chris Wood (-13), Byeong-Hun An (-13), Lee Westwood (-12), Peter Uihlein (-12)

What it means: Van Zyl has held the lead all week after an opening 61, but he has now been caught by Dubuisson, who won this event in 2013. They will be joined in Sunday's final group by McIlroy, who has carded three straight rounds of 67 as he looks to win for the first time since May.

Round of the day: An burst onto the scene earlier this year with a runaway victory at the BMW PGA Championship, and he is again in contention after a 7-under 65. He countered a pair of bogeys with nine birdies, including four over his final five holes.

Best of the rest: Aphibarnrat already has two wins on the European Tour this year, and he is in the mix for a third after a third-round 66. The burly Thai shared the lead before a bogey on No. 18, a blemish that ended a 19-hole run that included nine birdies and no bogeys.

Biggest disappointment: Graeme McDowell has been looking for a turnaround, but that effort took a hit with a 1-over 73 in the third round. McDowell bogeyed three of his first four holes, and at 8 under he now sits 12 shots off the pace.

Main storyline heading into Sunday: The winner will likely come from the final group, with all eyes on McIlroy. While his bogey-free run ended at 38 holes, the Ulsterman played Nos. 11-14 in 4 under with an eagle on the par-5 13th. His tee-to-green game appears in fine form, and as a result he is the odds-on favorite to take home the trophy.

Quote of the day: "That eagle on 13 was the spark that I needed to sort of get myself up the leaderboard." - McIlroy