England’s Ross Fisher pieced together a 4-under 68 to take a one-stroke lead at the midway point of the Alfred Dunhill Championships on Friday.
Fisher overcame three bogeys with seven birdies to lead Sweden’s Joakim Lagergren by a stroke. Day One leader Alex Noren shot a 71 to drop two strokes behind the lead.
Fisher is in pursuit of his sixth European Tour title. He is now 11-under after the strong round at St. Andrews. He started the day a stroke behind Noren, but his birdie on No. 2 put the two men even. He also birdied five, seven, and eight to open up the lead at the halfway point.
“To shoot four under and get to 11 (under), I’m obviously very, very pleased,” Fisher said.
“Not dropping a shot obviously yesterday at Kingsbarns was a real achievement. Seven under yesterday was a great start. Coming around here, St Andrews, you know the greens are going to be a little bit slower. I felt like I played really well front side. I unfortunately three-putted the tenth for par after hitting a really good drive there.”