Noren takes three-shot lead at Nordea Masters

Alexander Noren

STOCKHOLM – Sweden’s Alexander Noren shot a 6-under 66 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the Nordea Masters.

He had shared the overnight lead with amateur Robert Karlsson and Jaco Van Zyl of South Africa. Noren left them behind with a round that featured six birdies and no bogeys on the 7,603-yard Bro Hof Slott course. He finished at 11-under 133.

India’s Shiv Kapur also shot a 66 and trails by three shots, his eight birdies offset with two bogeys.

American Bubba Watson (67) and Van Zyl (71) were five strokes behind Noren.

The 22-year-old Karlsson had a 75 to drop back after a 67 on Thursday.

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