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Matteo Manassero bids for 2nd straight win

STOCKHOLM — Matteo Manassero remains on track for a second consecutive European Tour victory after taking a two-shot lead at the Nordea Masters on Friday.

The 20-year old Italian, who won last week’s BMW PGA Championship, added a 7-under 65 to his opening 66 for a 13-under total for two rounds on the Bro Hof Slott course in Stockholm.

Manassero capped his round with four birdies in succession from the 11th hole.

He says “it was nice after my good start to come back today and shoot another great score.”

Finland’s Mikko Ilonen is second at 11 under after birdying his last three holes for a 9-under 63. He matched a new course record, set just hours earlier by Scotland’s Peter Whiteford, who is third on 10 under.


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