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Wiesberger moves two clear in Himmerland

Defending champion Bernd Wiesberger has taken command of the Made in Himmerland event, the Austrian racing into a two-shot halfway lead in the Danish European Tour competition.

The 35-year-old, who won the title in 2019 before the 2020 event was cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic, added a 65 on Friday to his opening 66 for an 11-under halfway total in Farso.

That was two clear of his compatriot Matthias Schwab, who produced a stunning par save on the last after driving into trees down the left and having to play out on to the wrong fairway as he signed for a 66.

“I didn’t start great,” said Wiesberger, whose round included seven birdies and a single bogey.

“I felt decent. Bit disappointed with the finish today, felt like I could have gone a few deeper actually but my game was good and I’m happy with round two.

“I’m feeling good and hopefully ready for as good a weekend as the first two days.”

Sweden’s Alexander Bjork is third on eight-under after a 63 which included the third hole-in-one of the week on the 16th.

Veterans Richard Bland, who two weeks ago became the European Tour’s oldest first-time winner at the Belfry, and Stephen Gallacher lead the British challenge on seven-under.

Jason Scrivener, Australia’s leading player at last week’s US PGA Championship, is again the best of an eight-man Aussie contingent, alongside Jarryd Felton, with the pair at five-under in joint-14th place.

Both shot four-under 67s as Dimitrios Papadatos, who’d opened with a 67 slipped back to four-under following his even-par 71.

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