England’s Ross McGowan carded a bogey-free, 9-under 62 to guide by one stroke after the primary spherical of Made in HimmerLand in Denmark on Thursday.
Among the many late starters, McGowan chipped in for eagle at No. 8 — his next-to-last gap — and tapped in for birdie on the par-4 No. 9 to overhaul a gaggle of 5 gamers already within the clubhouse on 8 below: Justin Walters, Matthew Southgate, Ewen Ferguson together with Danish pair Rasmus Hojgaard and Marcus Helligkilde.
Ferguson is in search of his third title of the season, after victories in Qatar in March and Northern Eire final month, and made an eagle 2 at his first gap earlier than following that up with six birdies in one other bogey-free spherical.
On a superb day for the house favorites on the European tour occasion, Denmark’s Soren Kjeldsen was in a six-man group a shot additional again on 7 below.