Howell, Green, Dyson in tie at Irish Open

July 30, 2011 - 1:13 PM
Irish Open Golf

England's Simon Dyson tees off on hole eighteen during round 3 of the Irish Open Golf Championship, Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, Ireland, Saturday, July, 30, 2011. (AP Photo / Peter Morrison)

KILLARNEY, Ireland (AP) — David Howell, Richard Green and Simon Dyson are in a three-way tie at the Irish Open.

Homegrown stars Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell fell out of contention with 72s on a wet, windy third round of play on Saturday.

England veteran Howell shot a 7-under 64 for the best score of the day. England's Dyson and Australia's Green both shot 68 as many in the pared-down field struggled with blustery, damp conditions.

Stephen Gallacher of Scotland also shot a 68 and was two shots behind the leaders.

McIlroy had a terrible start, double-bogeying the first and eighth holes. He also bogeyed the par-3 third as his wind-blown tee shot sailed left into a stream. He's eight shots behind the leaders.