Colsaerts and Karlsson are tied at Malmo

Aug. 5, 2006 at 5:36 PM

MALMO, Sweden, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Nicolas Colsaerts and Robert Karlsson are co-leaders after 54 holes of the European Tour's Scandinavian Masters Golf Tournament at Malmo, Sweden.

Colsaerts, a native of Belgium who had at least a share of the lead after the first and second rounds, ballooned to a 1-over-par 73 in Saturday's third round, while Karlsson, from Sweden, shot a 9-under-par 63.

The pair is 9-under 207 overall.

"I made the mistake of playing on Tuesday, not realizing how much winning had taken out of me," said Karlsson, whose 63 was three shots better then any other player in the field on a day of swirling winds. "And the result was I shot 75 in the first round. Those are the things you have to learn."

Sweden's Jarmo Sandelin (66) is alone in third at 8-under 208.

Four players are tied for fourth at 7-under 209.

South Africa's Richard Sterne is eighth at 6-under 210.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
A-Rod, New York Yankees negotiating compromise over HR bonus
Report: QB Miller to stay at Ohio State
Venable, San Diego Padres pass St. Louis Cardinals
Sacramento Kings trade Stauskas, Landry, Thompson to Philadelphia 76ers
New York Knicks, Afflalo agree to terms