Lee Slattery of England leads the Italian Open after 54 holes at Gardagolf Country Club.
An amazing third round -9 under par 62 put Lee on top of the Italian Open leaderboard at -16 under for the tournament, a one shot advantage over the field going into the final round tomorrow;
“It was very relaxing, playing with two good guys, Laurie Canter and Richard Sterne, know them both quite well, and we just enjoyed it,”
“When you get in that zone, you just keep making birdies. It’s a great feeling.”
“I’ll just try and relax and just enjoy it tomorrow.”
Sharing second place at -15 under par are the home favorite, and last weeks winner Francesco Molinari, -5 under 66 today and Thorbjørn Olesen from Denmark who carded a third round -6 under 65.
Francesco, Italy, finally made a bogey today, after being bogey free for 85 holes;
“It’s great to see so many kids out there, just huge crowds.”
“I’m happy to be part of it. Hopefully I contributed last weekend with the play this week, and aim for a fun day tomorrow.”
“It was a very big roar, great finish. I got lucky with the tee shot in a decent enough spot and it was a good second shot.”
“It was a tricky putt but managed to make it.”
“Another good day, amazing crowds and hopefully we’re in for some fun tomorrow.”
Thorbjørn is in the mix for a win tomorrow;
“I like to be in the mix and I like to be up there, and in the past I’ve been pretty good to take advantage when I’ve had my chances.”
“Hopefully I can come into the back nine tomorrow and have a chance to win.”
Tied in fourth place at -14 under are Major champions Martin Kaymer, Germany, -3 under 68 today and Danny Willett, England, with his third round of -4 under par 67.