Fleetwood shoots course record, shares lead

From ESPN - October 6, 2017

Tommy Fleetwood shot a Carnoustie course-record 63 on Friday to claim a share of the halfway lead with defending champion Tyrrell Hatton at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Fleetwood, leader in the Race to Dubai standings, shot a blemish-free 9-under-par round at the venue for next year's Open to join Hatton on 11 under.

Hatton, who was also playing his second round in the three-course event at Carnoustie, did not drop a shot either in a 7-under-par 65.

The pair led by one shot from Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts, who shot 67 at St Andrews after recovering from a double bogey on his first hole.

First-round co-leader Paul Dunne was in a tie for fourth at 9 under with Germany's Marcel Siem after carding 68 at Carnoustie.

World No. 6 Rory McIlroy, hoping to end a frustrating year with a win, was overshadowed by Fleetwood, who was one of his playing partners.


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