Warren pulls clear in Denmark

  • Last Updated: August 17 2014, 18:24 BST

Scotland's Marc Warren was closing in on his third European Tour title in the inaugural Made in Denmark event on Sunday.

Marc Warren of Scotland is closing in on victory
Marc Warren of Scotland is closing in on victory

Warren began the final round tied for the lead with Wales' Bradley Dredge, but had moved three shots clear by the end of the front nine in front of massive crowds at Himmerland Golf Resort.

The 33-year-old from Glasgow, whose last win came in 2007, looked like enjoying an even bigger lead when he birdied the third and fourth and hit his approach to within inches of the hole on the eighth.

That seemed certain to give him a five-shot lead, only for playing partner Dredge to hole from 18 feet after three bogeys and one birdie in the previous seven holes.

Warren then dropped his first shot of the day after a wayward approach to the ninth and at eight under par led by three from Dredge, with England's Simon Wakefield another shot back.

Home favourite Thomas Bjorn had threatened a memorable charge with four birdies in his first seven holes, but bogeys on the fifth and 10th left the Dane five adrift on three under.

Dredge, whose last Tour win came in Switzerland in 2006, kept up the pressure with a birdie on the par-five 11th to get to within two shots of Warren's lead.

But Warren responded immediately with a birdie from six feet on the 12th, aided by seeing Dredge narrowly miss on the same line from further away.