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Van Rooyen (64) vaults into Scandinavian Invitation lead

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GOTHENBURG, Sweden — South African Erik van Rooyen birdied five of his last six holes to shoot a 6-under 64 on Saturday and take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Scandinavian Invitation.

Van Rooyen is bidding to win his first European Tour title after posting two second-place finishes among five top-10s this season, his first on the circuit since graduating from the second-tier Challenge Tour.


Full-field scores from the Scandinavian Invitation


He was on 13-under 197 overall after the third round, one clear of Matt Fitzpatrick (69), Ashun Wu (67) and Wade Ormsby (65).

Henrik Stenson, playing in his native Sweden, shot a 69 and is in a five-way tie for fifth place on 10 under.