Tommy Fleetwood Breaks Course Record at Carnoustie

UK’s Tommy Fleetwood rose to the top of the leaderboard at the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Friday after breaking the course record with a 63.

Fleetwood and fellow Brit Tyrrell Hatton are tied for the overall lead. Hatton shot a 65 at Carnoustie o Friday. The two are tied at 11-under, one shot ahead of Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts, who fired a 67 on the Old Course to reach 10-under.

Winner of the British Masters a week ago, Ireland’s Paul Dunne is 10-under.

Fleetwood took control of the course with five straight birdies starting with No. 11.

“Any time you have a course record, especially on a golf course like this, it’s brilliant to have,” he said. “I’m very proud at the moment.

“I played well, putted well. It just unravels really, sometimes it does that. Most of the times, those are your best rounds when you don’t quite realise what you’re doing.

“I would love to win a tournament. I’d love to win this tournament. The goal every week is to try and win whatever you’re playing in.

“With such big events coming up, I don’t think anything will be over until it’s finally done but if I can keep making that cushion a little bit bigger, then it will feel a lot nicer.”

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