Manassero takes 2-stroke lead in Singapore Open

Manassero takes 2-stroke lead in Singapore Open
November 10, 2012, 11:41 pm
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland shoots the ball on the tenth hole during the third round of the Singapore Open golf tournament at the Serapong Course at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)


SINGAPORE (AP) Matteo Manassero shot a 7-under 64 on Sunday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the rain-delayed Singapore Open.

The 19-year-old Italian played the final 15 holes of the round Sunday morning, opening with four straight birdies. He had an 11-under 202 total on Sentosa's Serapong Course.

South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen was second after a 65. England's Chris Wood was another stroke back after a 70, and three-time champion Adam Scott of Australia was fourth at 7 under after a 69.

Top-ranked Rory McIlroy was 4 under after a 69 in the event sanctioned by the European and Asian tours, while Phil Mickleson was 1 under, also after a 69.