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Lucas Bjerregard 2018 Dunhill Links leaderboard

Final Dunhill Links Championship leaderboard

The final 2018 Dunhill Links Championship leaderboard from St Andrews, where Lucas Bjerregaard denied Tyrrell Hatton the chance to win three in a row

 

Final Dunhill Links Championship leaderboard:

PositionNameNationScore
1Lucas BjerregardDenmark-15
T2Tommy Fleetwood
Tyrrell Hatton
England
England
-14
4Tapio PulkkanenFinland-12
T5Haotong Li
Andrea Pavan
China
Italy
-10
T7Lucas Herbert
Padraig Harrington
Brooks Koepka
Australia
Ireland
United States
-9
T10Matthias Schwab
Brandon Stone
Andy Sullivan
Marcus Fraser
Nicolas Colsaerts
Stephen Gallacher
Peter Hanson
Tom Lewis
Tony Finau
Nacho Elvira
Austria
South Africa
England
Australia
Belgium
Scotland
Sweden
England
United States
Spain
-8

It was a day of true links conditions on the final day of the Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews, where Lucas Bjerregaard triumphed for the second time in his career as Tyrrell Hatton saw his chances of a second successful title defence blown away.

It was a tightly packed leaderboard through 54 holes in Scotland and, with poor weather forecast for the afternoon, the final round began with a shotgun start at 8.30am.

Hatton, a winner here in 2016 and ’17, held a one-shot lead overnight and that lead was stretched to five by the turn thanks to four straight birdies from the 3rd.

But back-to-back bogeys at 10 and 11 then 15 and 16 meant he signed for a level-par 72 and finished the week on 14-under-par, level with Ryder Cup team-mate Tommy Fleetwood.

It wasn’t enough to catch Bjerregaard, who had sealed the clubhouse lead thanks to a low-round-of-the-day 67 which included six birdies and a solitary bogey over the Old Course.

Fleetwood only dropped one shot in his final round and had the chance to force a play-off with eagle at 18. However, the elements were too much for the Englishman and, having found the green with his drive, then three-putted the final hole for the second day in a row.

For Bjerregard, though, a second European Tour win having made his breakthrough almost exactly a year ago at the Portugal Masters.

Talking Point

What a couple of weeks it’s been for Danish golf. In Paris seven days ago Thorbjorn Olesen thrashed Jordan Spieth in the Ryder Cup singles to earn his first ever point for Team Europe, led by mentor Thomas Bjorn.

“I was so delighted for Thomas and I was definitely inspired,” Bjerregaard said after his win. “I definitely want to make that team some day.”

This season has been a series of close calls for Bjerregaard, who has finished in the top 10 in three of his four last events, including losing out in a play-off with Matthew Fitzpatrick at the Omega European Masters.

Click here for the full round-up from the Home of Golf, including highlights.

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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