Garth Mulroy of South Africa held a one-shot lead after the third round of the Italian Open, while Ryder Cup players Nicolas Colsaerts and Martin Kaymer plus home favorite Matteo Manassero were four strokes back on Saturday.
Mulroy shot a 6-under 66 to get to 17 under on the Royal Park I Roveri course outside Turin. Last November, Mulroy won the Alfred Dunhill Championship on home soil for his first European Tour victory, but he's still seeking his first win in Europe.
''I said on the first day the course reminds me a lot of a South African course,'' said Mulroy, who almost holed his approach to the 13th. ''The trees, the shape, and the ball goes a little further, too. ... I haven't played so well this year. It would be a big thing to win on mainland Europe, especially with the purse here and the two-year exemption. I don't win very often so I would take any win.''
A trio of Spaniards was right behind Mulroy, with Gonzalo Fernandez-Cast...