Hats off to Bjerregaard

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DOMINANT DANE: Bjerregaard claimed his second European Tour Title. @GolfDigest/Twitter

TYRELL Hatton lost a four-stroke lead on the back nine as Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard won the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship by a single shot.

Seeking a third successive win in the event, Hatton was one ahead going into the final round, but bogeyed four of the last nine holes for a level par 72 and a 14 under total alongside Tommy Fleetwood.

Meanwhile Bjerregaard carded a 67 at St Andrews to seal his second European tour title.

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Four shots behind overnight, the 27 year-old world number 92 began his final round at the 18th on the Old Course under the “Shotgun Start” system and made the first of six birdies.

He was six adrift with 12 holes to play but when he rolled in a birdie putt from the edge of the 16th green he was two clear, and a dropped shot at his final hole, the infamous Road Hole 17th, could not deny him the title.

“It didn’t really look like I was ever in it today, it looked like Tyrrell was going to take off with it,” said Bjerregaard, whose other title was the 2017 Portugal Masters.

“I was trucking away at it. I’ve been playing well for a little while and I played really well today and I’m really pleased that it was enough.”

Ryder Cup favourite Tommy Fleetwood dropped only one shot in a final day 69 to share second.

At the Safeway Open in Arizona, American Kevin Tway holed three consecutive bogies in a play-off to claim victory and win his first PGA Tour title.

The 30 year-old son of 1986 US PGA Championship winner Bob Tway, beat Ryan Moore and Brandt Snedeker after all three finished on 14 under.

Snedeker at one point held a five-shot lead during the final round, but was eliminated on the first play-off hole after only managing par.

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