Andersson Hed leads Italian Open by 6 strokes

Andersson Hed leads Italian Open by 6 strokes

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Sweden’s Fredrik Andersson Hed shot a 9-under 63 Saturday for a six-stroke lead after the third round of the Italian Open.

Andersson Hed made 10 birdies to total 17-under 199. Preferred lies were used after days of heavy rain, so he couldn’t claim a course record at the Royal Park Roveri.

Andersson Hed is looking for his first European Tour win in his 245th tournament since his debut in 1995.

“I think I played the best golf of my life,” he said. “Not only was my driving and short game good, but my putting as well.”

Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain made five straight birdies to trail with a 68. Four players were seven shots behind Andersson Hed.

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