England’s Steve Webster shot a 1-under 70 to take sole possession of the lead at the Made in Denmark Open on Friday.
He’s being tracked by four competitors at 7-under, England’s David Horsey, India’s SSP Chawrasia, Scotland’s Marc Warren, and Ireland’s Paul Dunne.
The hottest of those four is Warren, who fired a 7-under 64, birdying the first five holes in a row and six of the first seven. He added two birdies on 13 and 14.
Webster’s Day 1 co-leaders did not fare nearly as well as he did. Australia’s Wade Orsmby shot a 1-over 72 to drop two shots off the lead. Britain’s Matt Wallace followed up his 64 with a 3-over 74, with a miserable triple-bogey 8 on No. 4 and a double-bogey 6 on No. 13.
“I have to be honest and say I haven’t been thinking too much about the golf this week,” he said. “My mind has really been thinking about my nan back home because she had a nasty fall at the weekend. Thankfully she is making a recovery and maybe taking my mind away from the golf has been a good thing.
“It was very tough out there today. It was gusting to 30 miles per hour and was mostly a cross-wind off the left which is very difficult to play in. But I played well and was very patient – anything under par today feels like a 65 yesterday so I’m very happy.”