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Halvorsen Extends Lead on Moving Day in Odense

Andreas Halvorsen

Andreas Halvorsen delivered a masterclass in consistency, finishing with a third consecutive six-under-par 66 at the Danish Golf Challenge.

This impressive performance sees him enter the final round at Odense Eventyr Golf with a solid three-stroke lead.

His calm demeanour and precise play have set him apart, proving he’s a force to be reckoned with.

Halvorsen kicked off his round with steady play, maintaining his overnight score until a pair of birdies at the seventh and eighth holes put him on track.

The back nine saw him continue this momentum with additional birdies at the 10th and 11th holes.

The highlight of his day came at the par-five 18th, where he carded an eagle, bringing his total to 18-under-par after 54 holes.

“I feel like I hit it better off the tee today than I did the previous two days,” Halvorsen reflected.

“So that helped me a ton. My iron game wasn’t as good, but I managed to do well with my lag-putting, save a couple of pars, and obviously get a few birdies as well.”

The Norwegian golfer couldn’t hide his delight at the final hole’s eagle, which gave him a comfortable cushion heading into the final day.

“The eagle is obviously a bonus. I’ve hit it short every day there as the tee shot doesn’t really suit my eye”.

“I played it short of the hazard, hit a three-wood into the green, and got lucky that it turned out good today. Making the putt on top of that was awesome.”

Halvorsen, who qualified for the 2024 Road to Mallorca after a successful season on the Nordic Golf League, is drawing on his past experiences as he looks ahead to the final round.

“Last year was my first time actually winning on a tour,” he recalled. “Hopefully I can bring some of that experience into here as well”.

“It’s obviously a higher level, but that feeling coming down the stretch is going to be pretty similar, I’m sure, to what I felt then.

“Hopefully I can just keep doing what I’ve been doing and trust that it’s going to hold up.”

Trailing him at 15-under-par is Iceland’s Gudmundur Kristjansson, while Spaniard Joel Moscatel and Dane Peter Launer Baek – who enjoys the home-course advantage this week – are tied for third at 13-under-par.

Frenchman Félix Mory sits comfortably in fifth at 12-under, with Englishmen Bradley Bawden and John Parry just a stroke behind him in sixth.

Spaniard Javier Sainz and Englishman George Bloor share eighth place at 10-under-par.

The final round of the Danish Golf Challenge promises to be a thrilling showdown, with the first group teeing off at 7:30 am.

Halvorsen, Kristjansson, and Launer Baek will tee off at 9:39 am, setting the stage for what could be a defining moment in Halvorsen’s burgeoning career.