Hatton Shoots 62 At St Andrews To Lead Alfred Dunhill !
Engishman Tyrrell Hatton shot a course-record equallling 62 that included 10 birdies to take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at -17.
Hatton began his third round four shots behind leader Fisher, made birdies at four of his first six holes, birdied 8 and 9 to make the turn in 30 and take the lead. Fisher made birdie at 12 to share the lead and Hatton birdied 10 to take the lead back, parred the next 3 holes, made birdies at 14, 17 and 18 to finish with 62. Hatton said: “It’s quite clearly the best round I’ve ever had.”
Ross Fisher, who led after 2 rounds, is 3 strokes back after shooting 69 at Carnoustie to finish at -14, said: “It was still tricky out there. It was very firm, very fiery, but yeah, overall, I felt pretty pleased with the round.”
Joakim Lagergren from Sweden and South African Richard Sterne are one shot further back at -13, 1 ahead of German players Martin Kaymer and Florian Fritsch who are at -12. Kaymer said after today’s round: “I played really solid. It was a tricky start but I made a couple of par saves on two and three and really got it going from the fifth hole.” Marc Warren, a local favourite, shot a 67 at Carnoustie that included 9 birdies to finish at -11 and place him seventh.
Soren Kjeldsen and Lasse Jensen are at -10 with Renato Paratore and David Horsey at -9. Bernd Wiesberger leads the group at -8, that includes Borja Virto, Graeme McDowell, Jordan Zunic, Rafa Cabrera Bello and Alex Noren, 1st round leader.
Adrian Meronk and Johan Eliasch lead the team event at -29 after a score of -10 today.
The 247 yard par 3 16th hole at Carnoustie had 33 bogeys today, more than any other hole across all 3 courses.
All to play for on Sunday and lots more great golf to come with 20 players within 10 shots of the lead and more than 80 players under par.