Seamus Power shot a three-under 69 in the third round at the Rocket Mortgage Classic to sit four shots off joint leaders Troy Merritt and Joaquin Niemann heading into the final day of the tournament in Detroit.


The Waterford man carded a second bogey-free round at Detroit Golf Club, with Power capitalising on the easy hole location on the first hole to claim one of his three birdies.

The 34-year-old also birdied the 10th and 13th holes as he remained in contention for a first win on the PGA Tour.

A hole-in-one propelled Merritt to the top of the leaderboard alongside Niemann. The American picked up four birdies on the front nine and an ace on the par-3 11th extended his lead to three, however he dropped a shot on the following hole before closing out his round with a five-under 67 and a one-shot lead.

He was ultimately joined by Niemann at 14 under as the Chilean carded four birdies in a third-straight bogey-free round.

The 22-year-old, who has two runner-up finishes in Hawaii this season and entered the week ranked 30 in the world, isn't looking for any added motivation.

"I know that I've been pretty close, I've been playing great golf," Niemann said.

"I'm not thinking about that, I'm thinking every week what is going on and trying to figure out my game. Yeah, I'm not thinking of I should have won in Hawaii or whatever, I just stay in the present and try to enjoy what I'm doing right now and have fun and hopefully get the win."

American Hank Lebioda and Australia’s Cam Davis lead the chasing pack at 13 under, with Brandon Hagy a shot further back on 12 under.