|-8 Hatton (Eng), Colsaerts (Bel), Li (Chn), Arnaus (Esp); -7 Langasque (Fra); Ferguson (Sco); Hoey (Eng); -6 Fleetwood (Eng); Janewattananond (Tha); Winther (Den)|
|Chosen: -5 Willet (Eng); Gavins (Eng); Canter (Eng), Dunne (Ire); Ramsay (Sco); -4 Pepperell (Eng); Lewis (Eng); Regulation (Sco); -3 MacIntyre (Sco)|
Tyrrell Hatton disregarded Europe’s Ryder Cup defeat to take a share of the lead on the opening day of the Alfred Dunhill Hyperlinks Championship.
The Englishman, who scored one-and-a-half factors as Europe had been dismantled 19-9 by America at Whistling Straits final week, completed with an eight-under 64 at Carnoustie on Thursday.
Hatton, 29, a two-time winner of the occasion, sits on the high of the scoreboard with Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts, Spaniard Adri Arnaus and China’s Li Haotong.
Hatton completed five-under-par by means of his last 5 holes en path to a back-nine rating of 29.
“I did not truly realise, till I simply signed my card,” he stated.
“Clearly we would have liked an enormous again 9 and I’m very joyful the putter labored properly. Hopefully that continues.”
Every participant completes a spherical at Carnoustie, St Andrews and Kingsbarns. Sunday’s last spherical is performed at St Andrews.
Hatton continued: “It is at all times good to begin fairly good round this golf course.
“You go to the opposite ones, and really feel such as you’ve bought barely extra of an opportunity than right here, so we’ll see what the week brings.”
Englishman Tommy Fleetwood, additionally a member of Padraig Harrington’s defeated Ryder Cup facet, sits two pictures again in a tie for eighth following a bogey-free spherical of 66.
He stated: “My power’s high-quality. I really feel good. Final week was a really motivating week, and I loved the power that I bought from my team-mates and the Ryder Cup usually.
“Coming right here, I really like the golf programs, and each time this occasion comes round, I really feel prefer it’s a very nice alternative for me to have an important week as a result of I really feel good on the programs and I’ve performed properly right here previously.”