THE golfing gods can be a fickle lot so when they give you a break you have to take advantage. Grant Forrest certainly did as he hoisted himself into the top-20 during the penultimate round of the BMW PGA Championship.

A birdie, birdie finish over the West Course in a five-under 67 left the Scot just four shots off the lead on an eight-under tally.

“I got a good break on the 17th,” explained Forrest. “I hit a good tee-shot but I overdrew it. But it actually hit a guy on the foot which stopped it going in the hedge. From there, I got up-and-down for a birdie.

“You get enough bad breaks in golf so you have to enjoy the good ones that come along.”

Forrest, who scored his maiden win on the DP World Tour in last year’s Hero Open at St Andrews, is now gearing himself up for a final day shoot-out. “It’s going to be all guns blazing,” he said of this fight to the finish.

“It’s a packed leaderboard. You can see the depth in the field. The course is soft and if you can get it going you can fire at pins and make some birdies. That’s what I’ll be trying to do.”

David Law, playing in the very last match, emerged from the gloaming with a bogey-free 70 to keep himself handily place on seven-under. “It's tricky being out last as they are taking in the bins behind you,” he said of the late shift. “It’s not easy, but I coped with that fine.”

Richie Ramsay and Scott Jamieson both sit on six-under with a round to go while Connor Syme is five-under. Robert MacIntyre birdied the last to make the cut on the four-under limit.