Former champion David Horsey two clear at the Made In Denmark
By Mathieu Wood
Last Updated: 27/08/17 5:11pm
David Horsey carded a seven-under 64 to move two shots clear of the chasing field as the Englishman chases a second title at the Made In Denmark.
The 2015 winner finished the third round, a day of low scoring, at 14-under-par and will begin the final round in the lead ahead of Julian Suri, who finished at 12-under-par, as two-time major winner John Daly impressed the watching galleries with a six-under 65 to lie three off the pace.
English pair Chris Paisley and Robert Rock along with France's Gregory Havret also sit at 11-under-par at the Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort, on a day where the lead changed hands.
Horsey, who has enjoyed three top-10 finishes on the European Tour, produced a blemish-free round on Saturday which included seven birdies - three of which came on the spin from the eighth hole.
"It was good fun," said the 32-year-old. "The conditions were fairly benign so there was a score out there today. I managed to give myself a few chances, missed a few short ones but holed a couple of 20-footers as well so it evened itself out.
"I really like this golf course, something about it suits my eye so I come in here with good vibes again and the atmosphere coming up 16 is something else, it must be like walking out in a football stadium with 70,000 people cheering for you. I actually said to my caddie, I think I was more nervous on that putt on 16 than I was to win the tournament two years ago!"
Suri, who is seeking a maiden European Tour title, mixed seven birdies with one bogey and went through the front nine holes in a four-under 32 but suffered a dropped shot at the par three 10th before responding with three further birdies down the back nine.
Daly, who won The Open in 1995, proved he can still compete with the best as the American mixed seven birdies with one bogey to help the 51-year-old's chances of becoming the oldest winner in European Tour history.
Paisley had moved into the lead after birdies at the fifth, seventh and 12th, while Havret, a three-time winner on the European Tour, also carded an impressive five-under 65.
One shot further back lie a group of five players - including English trio Steve Webster, who led after the opening two rounds, Matt Wallace and Aaron Rai who gained his European Tour card last month.
Home favourite Thorbjorn Olesen finished with a five-under 65 despite a bogey at the final hole while Australia's Wade Ormsby also finished at the 10-under mark following a three-under 67.
Watch the Made In Denmark live throughout the week on Sky Sports Golf. Live coverage continues on Sunday from 11.30am.