Tyrrell Hatton, of England has a healthy lead in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship after 54 holes in Scotland.
Tyrrell scored a bogey free -10 under par 62 at the Old Course St Andrews to lead the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship with a -17 under par total, and will take a three shot advantage into the final round tomorrow.
Tyrrell said it was his best round ever, and he putted well;
“It’s quite clearly the best round I’ve ever had I’ve never actually got to double digits before, either, so very pleased with that.”
“I putted really well again today. That was the big thing. Just kept momentum going with holing some good birdie putts and holed a couple of good par putts as well. That kept things going and I’m really happy with that finish.
“Obviously I’d love to get a win. I’ll try my best tomorrow. It’s been a really consistent year and it would be nice to have a good finish to the year.”
Another Englishman is in second place, at -14 under par, Ross Fisher carded -3 under 69 at Carnoustie, and was happy it was a nice day;
“It was a beautiful day to play this place. What a golf course in this condition.”
“It was decent. You never know what you’re going to get when you turn up here. We were all hoping for Car-nicety and not Car-nasty. We got it. “
“Conditions were pretty benign. There wasn’t much breeze. So whether it played easier or harder than what the other guys had it, I don’t know.”
“I heard stories about some of the clubs they were hitting onto the par fives and obviously we had it a lot longer and the tougher holes played easier for us.”
“It was still tricky out there. It was very firm, very fiery, but yeah, overall, I felt pretty pleased with the round. There were a couple of scrappy shots.”
“I maybe left a couple of putts out there but you know, all in all, I can’t complain. It plays pretty good, and to shoot under par and shoot in the 60s for the third day running, I’m obviously very, very pleased.”
Sweden’s Joakim Lagergren, -3 under at St Andrews, and South African Richard Sterne -7 under, also at St Andrews, share third place at -13 under par.