TURIN, Italy (AP) — Daniel Vancsik of Argentina shot a 2-under 69 despite two late bogeys Saturday to retain a slim lead after the third round of the Italian Open.
The round was suspended for nearly 4 hours because of a thunderstorm, and Vancsik bogeyed two of his last three holes when play resumed. He still leads Finland’s Roope Kakko (68) by one shot at 11-under 202.
“I was really unlucky with the timing of the break. I was feeling very confident, but lost concentration when we went back,” Vancsik said. “I’m still happy to be leading and confident about tomorrow.”
John Daly fired a third-straight 69 and was tied for 11th in his second tournament since a four-month break. It was the fourth consecutive round in which the two-time major winner has broken 70.
“I don’t know what other people were expecting of me coming back, but I just hope those close to me are happy,” Daly said. “I’m a little frustrated, though, because I haven’t had any consistency with my putter yet.”