McIlroy 3 shots back in KLM Open

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy

HILVERSUM, Netherlands — U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy birdied four of his last eight holes to move within three shots of the lead at the KLM Open on Saturday.

McIlroy finished with a 2-under 68 and is in eighth place after the third round.

James Kingston of South Africa and Garry Orr of Scotland each had a 66 and are tied for the lead.

Kingston started with a double bogey on the first hole, then made six birdies the rest of the way for a 10-under total of 200.

David Lynn of England was a shot back in third after a 68.

Paul McGinley of Ireland put himself in contention for his first title since 2005 with a 64, matching the best round of the day. McGinley joined second-round leader Simon Dyson, Niclas Fasth and Alexandre Kaleka in a tie for fourth at 8 under.

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