McIlroy gives up lead at Malaysian Open

McIlroy gives up lead at Malaysian Open

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Rory McIlroy completed an even-par 72 that included a double bogey on the par-3 15th hole, relinquishing the Malaysian Open lead to Alexander Noren and 17-year-old Matteo Manassero heading into the final round Sunday.

McIlroy appeared to have overcome his collapse at the Masters when grabbed the lead before rain and lightning disrupted play at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club on Saturday. He completed nine holes and was 12 under when the final part of the third round was washed out.

The Northern Irishman now enters the final round in second place at 11 under, a stroke behind Italian Manassero (67) and Noren of Sweden (71).

Masters champion Charl Schwartzel completed a 67 to get to 6-under 211.

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