European Tour

Share of the lead in Denmark

2014-08-16 19:30
Marc Warren (Gallo Images)

Aalborg - Scotland's Marc Warren braved gusting winds to card a five under par and claim a share of the Denmark Open lead with Bradley Dredge of Wales after three rounds on Saturday.

The Scot hit eight birdies for a 66 while overnight leader Dredge recovered from a bogey at the par four 15th with a birdie three at the 17th for a two over par 73, putting him alongside Warren on six under for the tournament.

"Even driving here you could see the wind was a lot stronger than the first two days. I knew it would be a battle today," said Warren.

"Obviously Bradley was a bit ahead and I was hoping it was going to be a bit tougher. If it was easier he could have pulled away. So overall I'm delighted. To shoot 66 today, I probably couldn't have hoped for that before."

Dredge, 41, a two-time European Tour winner chasing his first title since the 2006 European Masters, said: "It was a tough day, but I'm still joint leader which is a great position. All I can do is give it my best tomorrow."

Gareth Maybin of Northern Ireland and England's Simon Wakefield are three shots further back with Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen, England's Phillip Archer and Stuart Manley of Wales all a further shot off the lead.

Former Ryder Cup team winning member Thomas Bjorn, who like countryman Olesen attracted a large following among an impressive crowd of 20,900, was in a group of five one stroke further back.

Leading Danish Open third round scores on Saturday (GBR/IRL unless stated; par 71):

207 - Marc Warren 71 70 66, Bradley Dredge 66 68 73

210 - Gareth Maybin 75 67 68, Simon Wakefield 71 67 72

211 - Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN) 69 70 72, Phillip Archer 70 70 71, Stuart Manley 73 69 69

212 - Mikael Lundberg (SWE) 72 69 71, Thomas Bjorn (DEN) 66 73 73, Eddie Pepperell 73 68 71, Shiv Shankar Prasad Chowrasia (IND) 70 71 71, Oliver Fisher 75 65 72

213 - Richard Bland 71 74 68, Steve Webster 76 69 68, Paul Waring 75 66 72

214 - Emiliano Grillo (ARG) 71 69 74, Soren Kjeldsen (DEN) 71 73 70, Craig Lee 73 72 69, Roope Kakko (FIN) 70 71 73, Tom Lewis 72 70 72, Rikard Karlberg (SWE) 73 70 71

215 - Adrien Saddier (FRA) 74 68 73, David Drysdale 71 68 76, Lasse Jensen (DEN) 72 69 74, Shiv Kapur (IND) 73 68 74

216 - Robert Jan Derksen (NED) 74 68 74, Damien McGrane 73 70 73, Daniel Im (USA) 72 68 76, Matthew Nixon 73 67 76, Peter Hedblom (SWE) 74 67 75, Kenneth Ferrie 72 70 74, Simon Dyson 77 69 70, Johan Carlsson (SWE) 71 70 75, James Morrison 76 70 70, Andrew McArthur 72 72 72, Romain Wattel (FRA) 73 71 72, David Lipsky (USA) 72 71 73, Christopher Doak 72 70 74

Selected:

217 - Daniel Gaunt (AUS) 70 73 74

218 - Kim Sihwan (KOR) 70 75 73, Gaganjeet Bhullar (IND) 73 70 75

219 - Wade Ormsby (AUS) 71 72 76

220 - Brandon Stone (RSA) 73 73 74

222 - Richard Green (AUS) 76 69 77

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