Mikko Ilonen takes 2-shot lead

Updated: June 1, 2013, 1:41 PM ET
Associated Press

STOCKHOLM -- Mikko Ilonen took 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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