Posted November 10, 2012 on
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Matteo Manassero shot a 7-under 64 on Sunday to take a two-stroke lead heading into the final round of the rain-condensed Singapore Open.
The 19-year-old Italian had four birdies in a row when third-round play resumed Sunday morning and two more on the back nine to reach 11-under 202 overall.
South African Louis Oosthuizen shot a 65 to move into second place at 9 under, one stroke ahead of England's Chris Wood (70) in third. Three-time champion Adam Scott (69) was alone in fourth at 7 under.
Organizers of the $6 million event were forced to complete most of the second round on Saturday due to heavy rains the first two days of the tournament, pushing the start of the third round back to the late afternoon.
Golfers were back on the course to start the final round Sunday immediately after finishing the third.
Overnight leader Thomas Bjorn of Denmark slumped back to a share of fifth place at 6 under after hitting five bogeys to card a 74 in the third round
Rory McIlroy also co...
BEST OF MAXIM
After already playing 33 holes at the Singapore Open on Sunday, the last thing Matteo Manassero probably wanted was to go back on the course for a playoff hole.
Or two playoff holes. Or three.
The 19-year-old Manassero persevered and holed a 12-foot eagle putt to beat Louis Oosthuizen on the third playoff hole to capture his third European Tour title and by far his biggest paycheck...
Matteo Manassero, 19, holed a 12-foot eagle putt on the third playoff hole against Louis Oosthuizen to win his third career European PGA Tour title on Sunday at the Singapore Open.
Here are Five Things to take away from Manassero's victory:
1. Manassero for three!
Three was definitely Matteo Manassero's lucky number on Sunday as he knocked off Louis Oosthuizen on the...