Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry, the Irish duo, had been on hand to bring their game to a strong finish, thus extending the lead of Great Danes in the World Cup.
Soren Kjeldsen and ThorbjornOlesen went on to extend their lead on day three to four shots in Melbourne, thus putting Denmark right on course for a first ISPS Handa World Cup of title.
Friday had seen the pair fire a brilliant 60 in the fourballs. They had been 10 shots worse than this current performance in the round-three foursomes but were still able to get to 14 under and hold a commanding advantage over the United States.
The low round of the day was equaled by Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker who came off with a 69 containing two bogeys and five birdies. On Sunday, they head out into the final group seeking a 25th title for their country.
For the duo of China Ashun Wu and Li Haotong, they came about, recovering from three dropped shots in their opening two holes. They were able to sign a 72, which saw them sit at nine under, two clear of France, Japan and Spain.
A tee shot from Olesen on the 11th led to a dropped shot after which followed a birdie on the 13th. The 17th however, saw a three-putt bogey which gave them the hope of going into the final fourballs.
Olesen, speaking to a press conference after the game, had said,
“We showed yesterday that a really low score is possible out there in the fourballs,”
“It’s definitely not going to be easy tomorrow. There are a lot of great players here and a lot of birdies out there. It’s a four-shot lead, which is really nice, but it’s not going to be easy.”