Mike Lorenzo-Vera takes 54-hole lead at Rocco Forte Sicilian Open

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Mike Lorenzo-Vera takes 54-hole lead at Rocco Forte Sicilian Open

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Mike Lorenzo-Vera takes 54-hole lead at Rocco Forte Sicilian Open

SCIACCA, Sicily (AP) — Mike Lorenzo-Vera of France hit a stunning 8-under 63 to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Sicilian Open on Saturday.

Lorenzo-Vera fired an impressive 64 in high winds on Friday and he went one better, hitting eight birdies — including three in a row — to reach 15 under and put himself in pole position for a first European Tour title.

“If I bring the good game, I can win for sure,” Lorenzo-Vera said. “If someone just doesn’t go crazy and shoot 10 under … if it’s good weather, I’ll have a really good chance.”

Countryman Julien Guerrier, who led overnight with Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark, signed for a 67 to slip two shots behind along with Joakim Lagergren of Sweden, who also carded a 63.

Bjerregaard was one shot further back after starting his third round at Verdura Golf Club with a double bogey but fighting back to produce a 68.

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