BLACKWOOD'S Bradley Dredge remains on course for a first European Tour title in 10 years after a third round 72 gave him a one shot lead heading into the final round of Made in Denmark.

Dredge double-bogeyed the 12th hole after finding the thick rough and then dropped a shot on the last to drop back to 12 under par with just his second over par scorecard in 11 rounds at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort.

After finishing runner up to Marc Warren in 2014 and sixth last year, Dredge has now led after five of the 11 rounds in the tournament’s history and he will be aiming to convert that into a first win since the 2006 Omega European Masters.

David Lipsky made his move up the leaderboard earlier in the day notching a four under par 67, while Adrian Otaegui registered a 68.

Thomas Pieters was the form man coming into the week with top fives in his last two events and he recorded a round of 69, which included a double bogey seven on the par five fourth hole, as he looks to impress Darren Clarke ahead of the Ryder Cup Captain’s picks on Tuesday.

Sweden’s Joakim Lagergren stayed on 10 under par with his 71 and sits just two shots off the pace, while another player hoping for a Ryder Cup wildcard next week, Germany’s Martin Kaymer, moved into contention with an impressive round of 66, which included a superb scoring run of four birdies and an eagle in the space of five holes from the second.

The German is four shots back on eight under par in a share of sixth place with Ireland’s Paul Dunne and Portugal’s Ricardo Gouveia.

Dredge said: "It was not my best day today. I really struggled off the tee mainly.

"I struggled with the driver, which has been a big strength of mine in the last two days so it was a tough day and I just had to try and make the most of it to stay in there and hopefully I’ll play better tomorrow.

"I was in this situation a couple of years ago and I’ve been up there a couple of times this year.

"I want to win, that’s what I play golf for. I go along with my game plan, hopefully I play better tomorrow and just give myself a chance.

"If somebody plays great then they play great, but hopefully I’ll be up there and in with a shot in the last few holes."