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Ilonen leads Noren by 2 at Nordea Masters

Saturday - 6/1/2013, 1:12pm  ET

Mikko Ilonen, Finland, tees off on the second hole during the third round at Nordea Masters at the Bro Hof golf club north of Stockholm, Saturday June 1, 2013. (AP Photo / Scanpix Sweden, Jonas Ekstromer) SWEDEN OUT

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Mikko Ilonen takes a two-shot lead over Sweden's Alexander Noren into the final round of the Nordea Masters as he seeks to end a six-year winless drought on the European Tour.

The 33-year-old Finn shot a 7-under 65 in wet conditions Saturday to move to an overall 18-under 198 on the Bro Hof Slott course.

The 114th-ranked Ilonen, whose last Tour victory was winning this event in 2007, had back-to-back birdies at Nos. 13 and 14. He then eagled the par-5 15th when his short wedge shot into the green spun back into the hole.

Noren posted an 8-under 64.


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