Tyrrell Hatton equals course record at St Andrews to open up commanding lead

Ross Fisher of England in action during the first round of the Tshwane Open at Copperleaf Golf & Country Estate on February 27, 2014
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Tyrrell Hatton makes up a three-shot deficit on midway point leader Ross Fisher to take a healthy lead into the final day of the Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews.

Tyrrell Hatton has posted a third-round 62 to equal the course record at St Andrews and open up a three-shot lead at the top of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship standings.

The Englishman fired a total of 10 birdies across the 18 holes and did not drop a shot, as he overtook midway point leader Ross Fisher heading into the final day.

Fisher remains Hatton's closest challenger, with a round of 69 leaving him on 14-under at Carnoustie - one stroke ahead of Joakim Lagergren and Richard Sterne who are also still in contention.

Marc Warren leads the Scottish charge on home soil, ending Saturday's session on 11-under for the tournament after a third-round 67, while German duo Martin Kaymer and Florian Fritsch are in the mix on 12-under.

Richard Sterne of South Africa tees off on the second hole during round two of the Humana Challenge in partnership with The Clinton Foundation on the Arnold Palmer Private Course at PGA West on January 23, 2015
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