Mikko Ilonen and Martin Kaymer were locked together at the top of the leaderboard midway through today’s final round of the Scandinavian Masters.
Ilonen began the day three shots behind Kaymer and South African James Kingston but carded four birdies and two bogeys to cover the front nine in 32.
With Kaymer dropping shots at the fourth and fifth and Kingston three over for his first five holes, that was enough to share the lead on six under par, one ahead of England’s Paul Broadhurst.
Playing alongside former British amateur champion Ilonen, Broadhurst birdied the sixth but bogeyed the ninth after fluffing a chip from just off the green on the par five.
The 42-year-old hit back by chipping in for birdie on the 11th to boost his chances of claiming a seventh European Tour title in what could be his last event of the season.
The former Ryder Cup player’s wife Lorraine is undergoing surgery next week and Broadhurst will take a long break to look after her and their four children.