While much of the focus may be on the battle to secure the Race to Dubai title, Callum Shinkwin has moved himself into contention at the sharp end at the DP World Tour Championship after a fine third round.

The Bushey golfer shot a six-under-par 66 to move into a tie for 12th place on nine-under at the time of writing, five shots behind leader Dylan Frittelli.

Having picked up three shots in his closing three holes yesterday to shoot a 69 following his opening round of 72, the Moor Park Golf Club professional continued where he left off by making five birdies on the front nine, with just the one dropped shot.

The 24-year-old went four, three and two to pick up three consecutive shots from the second to the fourth holes. Having bogeyed the par four fifth, Shinkwin instantly retrieved that blemish with a two at the sixth and he also made another birdie with a three at eight.

Birdies at the par four 12th and par five 14th were offset by dropped shots on the par four 10th and par three 17th on the back nine. But for the second consecutive day Shinkwin finished his round in style with an eagle three at 18 to leap into a current seven-way tie for 11th alongside Sergio Garcia and Matin Kaymer among others.

Defending champion Matt Fitzpatrick is a shot further ahead on 10-under, while Shinkwin is currently poised to go into the final round of his maiden appearance at the European Tour finale three behind Race to Dubai leader Tommy Fleetwood.