Challenge Tour - Brian Casey fired a two under 69 to lead the Irish after round one of the Made in Denmark Challenge as John Hahn course record 64 gave him the lead in the Made in Denmark Challenge.
Casey had six birdies in his round to share 22nd spot as Jeff Hopkins shot a one over 72 and Gary Hurley struggled to a four over 75 in tough conditions.
American Han teed off in the morning, but was unfazed by the wind and rain and shot seven birdies for a bogey-free round.
The 27 year old, who qualified for the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, reached the turn in 33 after gains on ten and 18. But it was over the front nine, his back nine, where the Ohio man made his mark, carding five birdies to claim a one shot lead.
Kearney to the fore at Longhirst Hall
Europro Tour — Niall Kearney is four shots off the lead EuroProTour heading into Friday's final round of the Dawson and Sanderson Classic at Longhirst Hall.
The Dubliner is tied 10th on two under par after rounds of 69 and 73
T1 Matthew Cort Beedles Lake Golf Club 11:30 AM -6 73 65 138
T1 Greg Payne Chobham G.C / MindSet4Golf 11:30 AM -6 70 68 138
T10 Niall Kearney The Royal Dublin 10:22 AM -2 69 73 142
T39 Tim Rice Limerick Golf Club 7:57 AM +2 74 72 146
T46 Simon Bryan Delgany golf club 7:39 AM +3 76 71 147
MC Reeve Whitson Royal County Down Golf Club +11 77 78 155
MC Richard Weldon Killeen Castle Golf Club +14 82 76 158