Aussie Scrivener in hunt for Farso title

Jason Scrivener has put himself in the hunt to win his maiden European Tour title.
Jason Scrivener has put himself in the hunt to win his maiden European Tour title.

Bernd Wiesberger will take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Made in HimmerLand event on the European Tour as he seeks to defend the title in Denmark.

Hopes of an Australian victory, though, were still alive, thanks to a third round of 66 from Jason Scrivener, who's improved each day to now sit in joint fourth place at 10-under, alongside a group of five others who are just four off the pace.

Austria's Wiesberger shot a three-under 68 on Saturday to reach 14-under overall, with Sweden's Alexander Bjork in second place.

Bjork shot 66 on moving day, while England's Laurie Canter is in third place after shooting 64 to be on 11-under.

Scrivener, who was the leading Australian at the US PGA Championship last week, recorded six birdies and a bogey in his five-under round as he seeks to improve on his best second-placed finish on the European Tour at January's Abu Dhabi Championship.

Another Australian Dimitrios Papadatos is a further two shots behind his compatriot in joint-14th place after a four-under 67.

But the 35-year-old Wiesberger will take some beating as he aims to become the first player to retain a European Tour title since Jon Rahm at the Open de Espana in 2019.

The Austrian won the event in 2019 and it was cancelled last year.

Australian Associated Press