Hatton Matches St. Andrews Record, Leads Dunhill

Another day, another record-tying performance.

This time the perpetrator was the UK’s Tyrrell Hatton, who equaled the mark for lowest round at St. Andrews with a 62 to take the overall lead.

“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,” Hatton said.

“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.”

Hatton lit up the course with 10 birdies and no bogeys. Ross Fisher, the Day 2 leader, is three strokes back after shooting 69 at Carnoustie. Joakim Lagergren and South Africa’s Richard Sterne are tied for third, four strokes behind. Germany’s Martin Kaymer and Florian Fristch are 12-under, five strokes off the pace.

Kaymer is the only member of the European Ryder Cup squad still in contention headed to Sunday. Rafa Cabrera Bello is tied for 12th at 8-under along with Graeme McDowell.

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