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Henry leads in Madeira

Scott Henry set the clubhouse target in the first round of the weather-affected Madeira Islands Open, which has been reduced to 54 holes.

Persistent fog meant no play at all was possible on Thursday and another lengthy delay due to the same problem on Friday forced tournament officials to cut the European Tour's 1,500th official event to three rounds.

A further reduction to 36 holes at Santo da Serra remains a possibility with some players having managed just one hole of their first rounds before play was suspended due to darkness at 8:17pm on Friday.

Henry had looked set for a commanding lead when he reached seven under par with two holes to play, but dropped shots on the eighth and ninth meant he had to settle for a five-under-par 67.

England's Andrew Marshall, Spain's Pedro Oriol and Austria's Martin Wiegele were all safely in the clubhouse on three under, with Spain's Carlos Aguilar and Sweden's Johan Edfors another shot back following rounds of 70.

Play is scheduled to resume at 8am on Saturday.