Webster holds slender lead in Denmark

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Steve Webster will take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the Made in Denmark after carding a one-under-par 70 on Friday.

The Englishman very nearly did not play this weekend after his grandmother had a fall last weekend, but his father convinced him to take the opportunity. It's only the ninth event of the season for Webster, who lost his European Tour card last term.

An opening 64 handed him a three-way share of the lead on Thursday, and a one-under-par round proved enough to take the sole lead on a much windier and more difficult day for scoring.

"I have to be honest and say I haven't been thinking too much about the golf this week," he said. 
"My mind has really been thinking about my nan back home because she had a nasty fall at the weekend. Thankfully she is making a recovery and maybe taking my mind away from the golf has been a good thing.

"It was very tough out there today. It was gusting to 30 miles per hour and was mostly a cross-wind off the left which is very difficult to play in. But I played well and was very patient – anything under par today feels like a 65 yesterday so I'm very happy.

"All I was trying to do was make pars and give myself a chance here and there and when I did that I managed to take them.

"I'm looking forward to the weekend, I am swinging it well and just need to stick to the boring stuff of one shot at a time."

Four players lie just one shot adrift of Webster – 2014 champion Marc Warren, 2015 winner David Horsey, India's SSP Chawrasia and Ireland's Paul Dunne.

An even larger group of seven follows on six under, just two shots back, in what is a congested leaderboard.

Lasse Jensen led the home charge  alongside Spaniard Nacho Elvira, Frenchman Benjamin Hebert, Australian Wade Ormsby, England's Robert Rock, American Julian Suri and China's Ashun Wu.

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