Tyrrell Hatton reached an astounding 23 under par at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship to win by four strokes over Richard Sterne (pictured) and Ross Fisher.
Hatton shot a record-low 62 on Saturday at The Old Course at St. Andrews, then banked the victory with a Sunday round of 66.
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Sterne played superb golf throughout the $5-million tournament, breaking 70 in each round at Carnoustie, Kingsbarns, and twice at the weekend on The Old Course.
‘Played nicely today and tried my best to put some pressure on Tyrrell, but he got off to a good start and kept it going. It’s a big win, a special win for him at the Home of Golf,’ he said.
He was 19 under par and four strokes adrift of the runaway victor, but second place meant a healthy climb to 35th in the Race to Dubai.
‘I was quite relaxed and putted nicely today. I was 72 on the Order of Merit, so I needed a decent week to get into the last few events. You don’t want to miss those, so I’ve got a bit of a schedule up to the end of the year now,’ he said.
Jbe’ Kruger got the game to click on Sunday and rose 17 places up the leaderboard, joining a tie for 15th place after shooting 66 on Sunday.
George Coetzee and Jaco Ahlers shared 25th with four other players, while Tjaart van der Walt was part of the seven-way tie for 31st.