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…