Fasth shoots 64 in Turin

Niclas Fasth climbed to the top of the leaderboard with an eight-under par 64 as play continued in the third round of the Italian Open in Turin.

Niclas Fasth climbed to the top of the leaderboard with an eight-under par 64 as play continued in the third round of the Italian Open in Turin.

Fasth is without a top-10 finish this season, and ended up outside the top 100 on The Race to Dubai for the first time in a decade last year, but the 39-year-old enjoyed a timely return to form this morning.

The Swede carded seven birdies – including five in a row – and an eagle with just one bogey to move to 14 under par overall.

England’s Lee Slattery moved into a share of second with a seven-under par 65 including six birdies and no bogeys.

David Dixon putted a six-under par 66 which included seven birdies and just one bogey.

It was the Englishman’s best round in Italy so far and saw him in a share for 10th.

Overnight leader Robert Rock was still on the front nine as was Chris Wood, who started the day one shot behind his fellow Englishman at the top of the leaderboard, but he sunk a bogey at the third.

Joost Luiten, starting joint second with Wood, had also just started out.

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