David Horsey holds one-shot lead at Made in Denmark despite disappointing back nine

  • David Horsey stretched his advantage to seven shots on the front nine
  • But Englishman eventually carded three-under-par 68 at Made in Denmark
  • Terry Pilkadaris of Australia is just one shot behind ahead of final round
  • English pair Chris Paisley and John Parry carded a 66 and 69 respectively 

England's David Horsey will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Made in Denmark tournament after being pegged back by Australian Terry Pilkadaris on Saturday.

Horsey held a three-shot lead at the start of the day and stretched that advantage to seven shots after three birdies and an eagle in his first six holes.

But he fell away on the back nine on his way to a three-under-par 68, with Pilkadaris putting himself in contention with a 65.

David Horsey shot a three-under-par 68 in the third round of the Made in Denmark tournament on Saturday

David Horsey shot a three-under-par 68 in the third round of the Made in Denmark tournament on Saturday

The Englishman has been reined in by Terry Pilkadaris with the Australian just one shot behind

The Englishman has been reined in by Terry Pilkadaris with the Australian just one shot behind

English pair Chris Paisley and John Parry carded a 66 and 69 respectively to move to within four shots of Horsey at the Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort.

One shot further back is Richard Green, with Welshman Bradley Dredge, Ireland's Peter Lawrie and Paul Lawrie of Scotland close behind.

Horsey, who has had just one top-10 finish this year, is excited by the prospect of closing out a fourth European Tour win.

'I'm still in a great position tomorrow,' the 30-year-old told www.europeantour.com.

'I didn't have a clue that I was seven clear. There aren't that many leaderboards out there, and anyway I was just trying to focus on myself.

Horsey, who has had just one top-10 finish this year, plays a shot from the rough behind a tree on Saturday

Horsey, who has had just one top-10 finish this year, plays a shot from the rough behind a tree on Saturday

'You can't win a tournament on a Saturday so I was just trying to play my own game and get as far ahead as I could. I'm looking forward to tomorrow.'

For Pilkadaris, it will be a case of picking up where he left off after shooting the round of the day.

'It was an enjoyable day - you can't complain when you shoot 65,' he said.

'I saw on the sixth that David was 17 under and I knew I had to get going a bit. But anything can happen in golf; things can change very quickly. I've pegged it back and I'll keep going tomorrow.'

Chris Paisley of England shot a 66 to move into contention ahead of the final round in Denmark

Chris Paisley of England shot a 66 to move into contention ahead of the final round in Denmark