Matteo Manassero remains on track for a second consecutive European Tour victory after taking a 2-shot lead at the Nordea Masters in Stockholm on Friday.

The 20-year old Italian, who won last week’s BMW PGA Championship, added a 7-under 65 to his opening 66 for a 13-under total for two rounds on the Bro Hof Slott course in Stockholm.

Manassero capped his round with four birdies in succession from the 11th hole.

“It was nice after my good start to come back today and shoot another great score,” he said. “I am glad the way the day has gone as I played solid. Over the last five or six holes I didn’t feel as good as I did at the beginning but I was scoring well which is a good sign.”

Finland’s Mikko Ilonen is second at 11 under after birdieing his last three holes for a 9-under 63. He matched a new course record, set just hours earlier by Scotland’s Peter Whiteford, who is third at 10 under.

It is the third time Ilonen has shot 63 in his career, while Whiteford’s effort is the 32-year-old’s lowest score in five full seasons competing on the European Tour and 1 shot lower than Lee Westwood’s 64 set en route to victory in the event last year.

“It was brilliant and a great round of golf, and it’s put me in a good position though it’s still a long way to go,” Whiteford said. “The scoring looks like it will be low over the weekend but it’s just great to be in contention again.”

Whiteford came close to his first tour win a month ago, losing in a playoff for the Ballantine’s Championship.

LPGA Tour

Three-time NCAA player of the year Amanda Blumenherst and LPGA rookie leader Moriya Jutanugarn shot 5-under 66 to top the leaderboard in the ShopRite LPGA Classic in Galloway Township, N.J., a stroke ahead of defending champion Stacy Lewis.

Michelle Wie, who a decade ago made one of her first appearances on the women’s tour as a 13-year-old in this event, was 2 shots behind after tying her lowest numerical score of what has been a very disappointing season.

The Bay Course at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club was the big winner. Only 18 of the 143 players who finished, including just five in the afternoon round, broke par on the 6,155-yard course that played tougher because of wind and bumpy greens.

Having Lewis near the top of the leaderboard is almost a given these days. The defending LPGA player of the year has eight top-10 finishes in 11 events, including two wins and earnings of $722,868.

Champions Tour

Tom Lehman, Duffy Waldorf, Dan Forsman and Scott Hoch shot 3-under 69 to share the lead in the Principal Charity Classic at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Iowa. Hale Irwin, who turns 68 on Monday, topped a group of eight at 70. Defending champion Jay Haas opened with a 71, and tour points leader Bernhard Langer had a 72.

Wakonda, which was built 91 years ago, has more sloping fairways, higher rough and arguably trickier greens than Glen Oaks where the event previously was staged.

Even though players were allowed to lift, clean and place their golf balls in the fairways effect because of soggy conditions, low scores were hard to find.