Matt Wallace goes into today’s final 18 holes of the Sky Sports British Masters five shots off the lead after a frustrating third round at Walton Heath.

The Moor Park professional had started yesterday in second place, three shots adrift of Eddie Pepperell. While the leader’s one-under-par 71 enabled him to maintain that advantage over the field, Wallace shot a one-over 73 to slip back to four-under and into a share of sixth spot.

An up-and-down day saw the 28-year-old make his second eagle three of the tournament at the par five 11th and he also carded three birdies. However, these were more than offset by bogeys on six other holes.

The world number 59 is due to begin his final round at 12.43pm in what are set to be wet and chilly conditions.