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Aussie Lee stumbles at Italian Open

Denmark’s Nicolai Hojgaard has grabbed a one stroke lead heading into the final round of the Italian Open after overnight leader – Australia’s Min Woo Lee – stumbled at Rome’s Marco Simone Golf Club.

Hojgaard shot a six under par 65 to be a shot ahead of England’s Tommy Fleetwood (67) and South Africa’s Daniel van Tonder, who carded a five-under-par 66 on Saturday.

Fleetwood had been tied for first on 13 under until dropping back after a bogey on the 17th.

There was also frustration for Lee who dropped back to fifth spot after an even-par 71 left him at 10 under.

Hojgaard, who began three shots off the lead on Saturday, enjoyed a blemish-free day after action got underway early due to a poor afternoon weather forecast.

The 20-year-old was steady through the opening four holes before beginning his rise with birdies at the fifth, seventh, 11th and 12th.

An eagle at the par four 16th ensured…

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