Golf: Tyrell Hatton cards superb 62 to lead Alfred Dunhill Links Championship by three

Tyrell Hatton plays his approach on the 18th hole during the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Tyrell Hatton plays his approach on the 18th hole during the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.PHOTO: REUTERS

ST ANDREWS (REUTERS) - England's Tyrrell Hatton fired a sensational 10-under 62 at St Andrews on Saturday to open a three-shot lead going into the final round of the multi-venue Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

"It's quite clearly the best round I've ever had," the 24-year-old, who has yet to win a European Tour title, said.

"My lowest round ever and to do it at the home of golf makes it even more special. I'm looking forward to tomorrow.

"I've never actually got to double digits before. Just kept the momentum going with holing some good birdie putts."

He took full advantage of benign conditions on the Old Course, going out in 30, to total 17-under 199 and move in front of overnight leader Ross Fisher, who carded a 69 at Carnoustie.

Fisher is three strokes back on 14 under with Sweden's Joakim Lagergren (69) and South Africa's Richard Sterne (65) a further stroke behind.