Originally created 05/03/04

Havret and McDowell lead Italian Open



MILAN, Italy -- Gregory Havret and Graeme McDowell shared the lead at 18 under at the Italian Open on Sunday when final-round play was suspended because of darkness.

Havret had two holes to complete Monday morning, while McDowell had four.

Rain has interrupted play the entire weekend, and the tournament was reduced to 54 holes. Several players only finished their second rounds Sunday morning, and the Monday finish will be the first on the European Tour since Paul Lawrie won the Dunhill Links at St. Andrews in 2001.

France's Thomas Levet was one stroke behind the leaders with four holes to play.

Second-round leader Angel Cabrera of Argentina was three strokes behind with four to play and two-time defending champion Ian Poulter of England was a distant five shots back with just two holes remaining.

Havret won the 2001 Italian Open in Sardinia.