Jensen heads tight leaderboard in Kenya

4/1/2012 11:26:47 AM
Lasse Jensen   (Getty Images)
Lasse Jensen (Getty Images)

Denmark’s Lasse Jensen had the upper hand halfway through the final round of the Barclays Kenya Open, where he was one shot ahead of Englishmen Seve Benson and Gary Lockerbie.

The 27 year old was level par through eight holes to stay on eight under at Muthaiga Golf Club in Nairobi, while Benson was making progress at two under for his round thanks to three birdies and one bogey in his first nine holes

Lockerbie, joint overnight leader with Jensen, had a double bogey five at the second hole, but bounced back with a birdie at the third to remain firmly in contention.

Phil Archer, the Challenge Tour’s most recent champion, at the Pacific Rubiales Colombia Classic three weeks ago, was four under through nine holes to surge up the leaderboard to six under par, two off Jensen’s lead.

Dane Morten Orum Madsen, who led for the first two rounds and was three shots off the lead at the start of the final round, was struggling at three over par through nine holes. The Challenge Tour rookie had three bogeys, a double bogey and two birdies to dent his title hopes.