Injured Gallacher sets benchmark
Stephen Gallacher set the clubhouse target in the third round of the Johnnie Walker Championship, despite struggling with a "freak" injury.
Gallacher injured his back when washing his car on Monday and has been receiving treatment all week, but still stormed home in 30 to card a flawless 64.
The 38-year-old, who won his second European Tour title in the Dubai Desert Classic in February, said: "A 64 is very good considering I didn't have a warm-up.
"I hit two shots and had to go back in for more physio. The boys in the physio truck have been brilliant all week. They put a heat pack on it and gave me some tablets and said as long as I wasn't having pins and needles it was just a strain and I couldn't do any more damage.
"If it had been any other place I would probably not have played but I love this place and the course is set up perfect. The greens are fantastic and it's a course where I have had a few low scores."
With low scoring still the order of the day - 80 players broke par in the first round on the Centenary Course which will host the Ryder Cup next year - Gallacher had to wait to see how far off the pace he would be at the end of the day.
Argentina's Ricardo Gonzalez had held the halfway lead after consecutive rounds of 65 and recovered from a bogey on the first with birdies at the second and fourth, the latter after a superb approach to six feet on the long par-three.
At 15 under he led by one from playing partner Bernd Wiesberger, the Austrian having taking the lead when he birdied the second and third but then three-putting the fourth from 30ft.
England's Tommy Fleetwood was alongside Gallacher on 13 under, the former Challenge Tour winner having made a flying start with a birdie at the first and eagle at the second before dropping a shot on the sixth.
Wiesberger had lost out in a five-man play-off here two years ago and the need for extra holes tomorrow was looking a distinct possibility on a crowded leaderboard.
There was a three-way tie at the top when Fleetwood birdied the eighth, ninth and 10th, Wiesberger picked up shots on the seventh and ninth and Gonzalez also birdied the par-five ninth.
But Wiesberger then three-putted the par-three 10th to drop back to 15 under