MONZA, Italy – Chris Paisley leads the Italian Open after the end of the rain-delayed second round on Saturday.
Seeking his first European Tour win, Paisley shot an 8-under 63 to take a one-stroke lead into the third round later in the afternoon.
After bad weather affected the first two days, Paisley had five holes to complete and made three birdies to move to 13 under overall. He's one shot ahead of Masters champion and fellow Englishman Danny Willett.
Defending champion Rikard Karlberg, who couldn't start his second round Friday, shot 67 and is a stroke further back with Chris Hanson.
More than half of Darren Clarke's Europe team — including Willett — is competing in Monza ahead of the Ryder Cup at the end of the month.