Molinari, Barham share third-round lead

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:35 IST

Francesco Molinari and Benn Barham shot 5-under 67s on Saturday to be joint leaders at 16 under after the third round of the Italian Open.

Milan: Francesco Molinari and Benn Barham shot 5-under 67s on Saturday to be joint leaders at 16 under after the third round of the Italian Open. Barham of England had six birdies and a bogey, while Italy's Molinari collected five birdies at the Castello di Tolcinasco course. Molinari, whose brother Edoardo won the US Amateur title last year, is bidding to become the first home winner of the Italian Open since 1980. England's Phillip Archer - who had an eagle, six birdies and a double bogey - is a shot back in third. Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium, who had the best round of the day with an 8-under 64, is a further stroke back at 18-under 202, along with Denmark's Soren Kjeldsen and France's Benoit Teilleria. Second-round leader David Drysdale of Scotland trailed by four shots after a 1-over 73. (AP)
Topics : Golf Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Francesco Molinari Maria Sharapova
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