Northern Ireland’s Stephanie Meadow is still in contention for a medal in the women’s golf after a third round of 68 in Saitama.
The Jordanstown ace is now eight shots off leader Nelly Korda of the USA but just three behind the Bronze medal places.
Meadow and Team Ireland partner Leona Maguire both shared 11th spot in the leaderboard going in to the round but by the end of the day that had all changed.
Meadow had two bogeys and two birdies on the front nine and then went on to pick up three more shots on the back nine to finish on seven under par, which left her tied to 10th position.
Cavan native Maguire saw her medal charge scuppered by a triple bogey and aims to go really low in the last round of the Olympic golf in Tokyo.
Maguire, 26, started moving day with three birdies to rocket up the leaderboard – and to within a shot of the medals.
Leona Maguire watches her drive from the 12th tee box during round three of the women’s individual stroke play
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But it all went wrong on the ninth when she hit a tree and took 7 on the par 4 – similar to Shane Lowry’s final round challenge collapsing with a double bogey on the same hole five days ago.
“I’m frustrated,” said Maguire. “I got off to a much better start and I felt like I made up a lot of ground early and then just threw it away on 9, pretty much.
“I didn’t feel like I hit all that bad of a shot, like I thought I hit the second shot real nice and it just clipped that tree.
“Things could have gone a lot differently if that ball had just gone a little bit higher, a little bit lower but, that’s golf.”