DARREN CLARKE is just two shots off the pace going into today's final round of the Volvo PGA Championship at Wentworth. The world number 14 has his eyes on Argentina's Angel Cabrera who leads the race for the .625,000 first prize.

While overnight leader Justin Rose, Ernie Els and Clarke all failed to open a significant gap on a demanding day around the West Course, Cabrera took his opportunity with an impressive 68 for a three round total of 204, 12 under par.

With Rose and Els both struggling to find their best form, Clarke, who has never won this prestigious title, had a chance to close to within one shot of Cabrera. However, a wayward drive and a penalty shot at the long 18th cost him a bogey six.

If Rose represents the future of English golf, the old stager Nick Faldo compiled one of the best rounds of the day as his 68 moved him to just three strokes behind Cabrera.

Faldo attributed the use of contact lenses to his improved play, however, world number two Vijay Singh wasn't seeing quite so clearly as he slipped out of contention to be six strokes adrift.