Hatton's 62 enough for three-shot lead

Hatton's 62 enough for three-shot lead

Tyrrell Hatton will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship after a superb 62 on Saturday.

The Englishman began the day four shots behind halfway leader Ross Fisher but will head into the final 18 holes with a decent advantage over his compatriot.

The 24-year-old carded six birdies on the front nine and four coming home as he posted a faultless round on the Old Course at St Andrews.

It will be to the home of golf that Hatton returns when he partners Fisher on Sunday, having played Carnoustie and Kingsbarns over the first two days of the three-course event.

Fisher could only manage a 69 on Saturday, with five birdies and two bogeys, and he is one stroke clear of South Africa's Richard Sterne and Joakim Lagergren of Sweden.

German duo Martin Kaymer and Florian Fritsche share fifth place on -11 but, unless Hatton has a meltdown during the final round, it would seem as though they are playing for second place.