Hatton heading for historic win

Tyrrell Hatton appears to be tightening his grip on the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship after he completed the front nine on the Old Course in an impressive 31 to leave him on 23-under-par, currently six shots ahead of fellow Englishman Ross Fisher.

Hatton, on course to make history by becoming the first man to win back-to-back Alfred Dunhill Links titles, had a run of four birdies from the 2nd through to the 5th, then added a fifth at the 9th.

Fisher and Frenchman Victor Dubuisson are doing their best to put pressure on Hatton, both going out in 29, but their only chance seems to be if Hatton starts making mistakes and that does not seem to be happening at the moment.

In the Team Championship there is much excitement as Robert Rock and Westlife’s Brian McFadden are making moves up the leaderboard. They are now just two behind leaders Dubuisson and Shantanu Narayen who are on 36-under after 12 holes.