May 30th, 2021
Wiesberger remains out front in Denmark
Austrian is closing in on defending his Made in HimmerLand title
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The Austrian carded a three-under-par 68 to reach fourteen-under for the week in Farsø, one ahead of Sweden's Alexander Björk.
The 35-year-old, who is aiming to become the first player to successfully defend a European Tour title since Jon Rahm at the Mutuactivos Open de España in 2019, went to the turn in 36 with birdies at the 2nd and 8th holes cancelled out by bogeys on the 6th and 9th.
However, the seven-time European Tour winner found his touch on the back nine with four gains in eight holes. Birdies at the tenth, a chip in from rough at the 12th and another gain on the 14th were followed by a pitch to three feet on the 17th.
"I feel good. It wasn’t as easy today scoring wise, obviously conditions were a lot easier but I had to scramble a little bit, said Wiesberger.
"Got a couple of good breaks, gutsy up-and-downs as well, you know I am not happy about the last hole obviously, but I’m still in a good position for tomorrow and I know exactly what it is going to feel like on that tee going in with a one-shot lead, so that is going to be nice."
Meanwhile, Björk compiled a 66 on moving day, with England's Laurie Canter third on eleven-under after surging through the field with a seven-under 64.
"It is tough to one part but I think I played really well the entire round. I gave myself a lot of chances to hole birdie putts and I made quite a few of those, so overall a solid round," said Björk after his round.
England's Richard Bland, who at 48 became the European Tour's oldest first-time winner at the Belfry two weeks ago, is four shots off the pace in a tie for fourth following a 68.
Bland was joined on ten-under by Japan's Masahiro Kawamura, Austria's Matthias Schwab, American Kurt Kitayama, New Zealand's Josh Geary and Australian Jason Scrivener.