Matt Wallace has made a fine start to the Made In Denmark tournament and lies in a three-way share of the lead at the end of the first round.

The Moor Park Golf Club professional shot a seven-under-par 64 at the European Tour event at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort to end the opening day at the top of the leaderboard alongside fellow Englishman Steve Webster and Australian Wade Ormsby.

It could have been even better for the 27-year-old, who held a one-shot lead coming down the 18th, but he made a bogey five for his second dropped shot of the day following a four on the par-three 10th.

But the positives far outweighed the negatives for this year’s Portugal Open champion, who is in great shape to make the final two rounds after missing his last five cuts.

The Pinner-based professional also made an early exit in last week’s Paul Lawrie Match Play but he tweeted afterwards that he was “happy with where my game is”.

And that faith proved justified when following a par-par start to his opening round, Wallace got on a hot streak and birdied five of the next six holes to go out in a five-under-par score of 31.

Although last year’s six-time Alps Tour winner dropped that shot on 10, he immediately recovered it on the 11th before he put together another run of birdies from the 15th to the 17th to move to eight-under, before his blemish at the last.