Ross McGowan held on to his one-shot lead at 2022 Made in HimmerLand after shooting a six-under-par 65 in the second round.
The 40-year-old McGowan, a two-time DP World Tour winner, signed for a 62 late on Thursday and he was raring to go as an early starter on Friday.
He burst out the traps with six birdies on his front nine, holing big putts at the first, seventh and ninth with a combined length of around 60 feet.
His only dropped shot on the way out was at the sixth before back-to-back bogeys at the 14th and 15th but he canceled them out by firing his tee-shot at the tiny 16th into six feet and knocking in the putt before finishing with another birdie.
McGowan, who also birdied the 11th, said: “It was good, I played pretty solid early doors although I mis-clubbed a couple of times as the weather started getting warmer, and I didn’t adjust quick enough so I made a silly bogey at six.”
“But I bounced back well with a few birdies to close the front nine and then a couple of silly mistakes on the back nine and a couple of bogeys, but I finished well.”
“It’s good, I’m looking forward to the weekend and hopefully I can put together a few rounds similar to the first two.”
“The course is scoreable, but you’ve still got to go and do it so I’m happy.”