European Tour

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

October 04-07

Old Course St. Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns

$5,000,000

October 04-07

Old Course St. Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns

$5,000,000

Round 4

Bjerregaard battles back to win at The Home of Golf

October 07, 2018

Lucas Bjerregaard secured his second European Tour title as he overhauled a four-stroke deficit to win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the Old Course at St Andrews.

Bjerregaard battles back to win at The Home of Golf , © Getty Images

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“It was a great day. Obviously one of the best rounds I've played all year. I've played well recently and I've come close a few times, lost in a play-off in Switzerland, which obviously hurt. It feels really good. It's really nice to sit here right now and I'm going to enjoy this one, no doubt."

The Dane, whose last victory came at the 2017 Portugal Masters, started the day ten under par, four strokes behind 54-hole leader and twice-defending champion Tyrrell Hatton."

“I was looking at all the boards. It didn't really look like I had much of a chance to be fair. It looked like Tyrrell was going to run away with it. I just kept going about my business, and we knew the back nine was going to play tough."

“So I thought if I could throw in a few birdies there, I would still have a chance. I didn't rush it. I didn't try to make birdies; I didn't force them and they just slowly came and that one on 16 was really nice."

“It was obviously nice to start with 18 this morning because it's a good birdie chance. A nice way to get going, and make birdie there as I did, that's one early, so you can get a good start. But then playing 17, it's nice to know that you normally have 18 which is a good birdie chance, so if you bogey 17, you can get it back on 18. I didn't really have that.

Bjerregaard began his final round on the 18 th hole under a shotgun start, which meant he would finish the Championship on the iconic Road Hole.

The 27 year old birdied the 18th and then made three further gains before the turn as he whittled down Hatton's lead.

Birdies on the 13th and 16th holes saw him reach 16 under par, two ahead of Ryder Cup hero Tommy Fleetwood who set the clubhouse target after a three under par round.

“Nice coming down the stretch with a chance to win. Played some really good golf, and fell just short. You know, there was a lot of good stuff. Had a chance on 16 and 18, 18 especially. You get to 15, you feel like you've got a chance still."

“All in all, a great week, really, and I've played some really good stuff. Game is obviously in a good place. You take the positives from it and you know, we go again when we play next. It's obviously a little bit raw when you've fallen just short, but overall, it was a lot of good stuff."

Hatton had a birdie chance on the last hole but had to settle for par, joining Fleetwood on 14 under. A bogey on the 17 th was enough for Bjerregaard to win his second title, just a week after watching compatriot Thomas Bjørn captain Europe to Ryder Cup victory.

“I was so delighted for Thomas (Bjørn). It's been amazing to see all the work that goes behind The Ryder Cup, and being close to him, it's been amazing to see how much work he's put in it. For him and win and the way they played the whole week, so delighted for him. I hope he's enjoying some down time now. I was definitely inspired, and I definitely want to make that team some day.”

Finn Tapio Pulkkanen finished fourth on 12 under par, while Haotong Li and Andrea Pavan shared fifth place on ten under par. Li won the team competition with his partner Allen Zhang with a score of 35 under par.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-15
70
65
71
67
273
T2
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-14
71
67
67
69
274
T2
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
-14
70
66
66
72
274
4
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-12
76
67
64
69
276
T5
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-10
72
63
71
72
278
T5
Haotong Li
CHN
-10
75
69
68
66
278
T7
Brooks Koepka
USA
-9
70
72
65
72
279
T7
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-9
70
70
69
70
279
T7
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-9
69
72
69
69
279
T7
Tony Finau
USA
-9
73
66
71
69
279
T11
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-8
72
71
67
70
280
T11
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-8
75
67
69
69
280
T11
Marcus Fraser
AUS
-8
68
68
67
77
280
T11
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
-8
70
70
69
71
280
T11
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-8
69
67
71
73
280
T11
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-8
72
70
67
71
280
T11
Peter Hanson
SWE
-8
70
71
70
69
280
T11
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-8
71
68
66
75
280
T11
Tom Lewis
ENG
-8
71
71
67
71
280
T20
Brandon Stone
RSA
-7
71
71
65
74
281
T20
Lee Slattery
ENG
-7
71
67
73
70
281
T20
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-7
74
67
68
72
281
T20
Robert Rock
ENG
-7
76
69
67
69
281
T24
Chris Paisley
ENG
-6
72
70
71
69
282
T24
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-6
73
66
68
75
282
T24
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-6
71
72
70
69
282
T24
Ryan Fox
NZL
-6
71
67
71
73
282
T28
Clement Sordet
FRA
-5
74
70
67
72
283
T28
Deyen Lawson
AUS
-5
76
69
68
70
283
T28
Matt Kuchar
USA
-5
73
68
69
73
283
T28
Matt Wallace
ENG
-5
68
71
74
70
283
T32
Alexander Levy
FRA
-4
71
68
72
73
284
T32
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-4
72
72
64
76
284
T32
Jordan Smith
ENG
-4
73
71
68
72
284
T32
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-4
74
70
68
72
284
T32
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
-4
74
69
70
71
284
T32
Matthew Jordan
ENG
-4
77
67
66
74
284
T32
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
-4
74
63
75
72
284
T32
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-4
73
69
69
73
284
T32
Pep Angles
ESP
-4
75
69
67
73
284
T32
Renato Paratore
ITA
-4
72
68
73
71
284
T32
Ross Fisher
ENG
-4
75
68
66
75
284
T32
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
-4
72
69
71
72
284
T44
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-3
75
71
67
72
285
T44
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-3
73
64
74
74
285
T44
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-3
75
71
67
72
285
T44
Trevor Immelman
RSA
-3
75
69
68
73
285
T48
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-2
74
70
68
74
286
T48
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-2
77
63
73
73
286
T48
Ernie Els
RSA
-2
72
71
69
74
286
T48
Jake McLeod
AUS
-2
74
70
68
74
286
T48
Peter Karmis
RSA
-2
71
67
72
76
286
T48
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-2
72
68
72
74
286
T48
Thomas Detry
BEL
-2
72
71
69
74
286
55
Branden Grace
RSA
-1
73
74
65
75
287
T56
James Morrison
ENG
Par
73
70
69
76
288
T56
Oliver Bekker
RSA
Par
71
68
71
78
288
T56
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
Par
75
69
69
75
288
59
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
1
74
71
68
76
289
60
Thomas Pieters
BEL
3
73
71
68
79
291
CUT
Aaron Rai
ENG
-2
78
68
68
-
214
CUT
Doug Ghim
USA
-2
74
69
71
-
214
CUT
Justin Walters
RSA
-2
73
70
71
-
214
CUT
Laurie Canter
ENG
-2
76
69
69
-
214
CUT
Luke Donald
ENG
-2
75
71
68
-
214
CUT
Paul Peterson
USA
-2
76
71
67
-
214
CUT
Richard Bland
ENG
-2
72
69
73
-
214
CUT
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-2
73
70
71
-
214
CUT
Robin Dawson
IRL
-2
74
70
70
-
214
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
-2
74
72
68
-
214
CUT
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-2
74
70
70
-
214
CUT
Scott Hend
AUS
-2
74
72
68
-
214
CUT
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-1
77
69
69
-
215
CUT
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-1
74
72
69
-
215
CUT
Chase Koepka
USA
-1
79
67
69
-
215
CUT
Chris Wood
ENG
-1
76
70
69
-
215
CUT
David Lipsky
USA
-1
73
69
73
-
215
CUT
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
-1
76
67
72
-
215
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-1
70
77
68
-
215
CUT
Harry Ellis
ENG
-1
76
73
66
-
215
CUT
James Marchesani
AUS
-1
75
67
73
-
215
CUT
Jordan Zunic
AUS
-1
73
71
71
-
215
CUT
Kim Koivu
FIN
-1
74
74
67
-
215
CUT
Martin Kaymer
GER
-1
75
71
69
-
215
CUT
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-1
73
68
74
-
215
CUT
Norman Xiong
USA
-1
76
69
70
-
215
CUT
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-1
76
66
73
-
215
CUT
Scott Fernandez
ESP
-1
77
67
71
-
215
CUT
Steven Brown
ENG
-1
75
70
70
-
215
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
-1
77
68
70
-
215
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
Par
74
76
66
-
216
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
Par
77
72
67
-
216
CUT
Ken Duke
USA
Par
73
75
68
-
216
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
Par
72
75
69
-
216
CUT
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
Par
76
69
71
-
216
CUT
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
Par
75
70
71
-
216
CUT
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
Par
77
71
68
-
216
CUT
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
Par
69
76
71
-
216
CUT
Sam Locke
SCO
Par
73
72
71
-
216
CUT
Scott Jamieson
SCO
Par
76
71
69
-
216
CUT
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
1
78
67
72
-
217
CUT
Connor Syme
SCO
1
72
75
70
-
217
CUT
David Drysdale
SCO
1
73
71
73
-
217
CUT
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
1
73
74
70
-
217
CUT
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
1
75
69
73
-
217
CUT
Lasse Jensen
DNK
1
72
72
73
-
217
CUT
Michael Hoey
NIR
1
74
72
71
-
217
CUT
Miguel Angel Jimenez
ESP
1
72
73
72
-
217
CUT
Paul McGinley
IRL
1
69
73
75
-
217
CUT
Romain Wattel
FRA
1
78
70
69
-
217
CUT
Andrew Dodt
AUS
2
74
73
71
-
218
CUT
Austin Connelly
CAN
2
80
69
69
-
218
CUT
Chris Hanson
ENG
2
79
68
71
-
218
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
2
76
72
70
-
218
CUT
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
2
69
74
75
-
218
CUT
Kyle McClatchie
RSA
2
76
70
72
-
218
CUT
Sebastien Gros
FRA
2
73
74
71
-
218
CUT
Shane Lowry
IRL
2
72
75
71
-
218
CUT
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
2
77
67
74
-
218
CUT
Bradley Dredge
WAL
3
79
73
67
-
219
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
3
73
72
74
-
219
CUT
Haydn Porteous
RSA
3
77
72
70
-
219
CUT
Jaco Ahlers
RSA
3
77
70
72
-
219
CUT
Oliver Gillberg
SWE
3
76
74
69
-
219
CUT
Pedro Oriol
ESP
3
76
72
71
-
219
CUT
Richard Lee
CAN
3
77
69
73
-
219
CUT
Daniel Brooks
ENG
4
79
72
69
-
220
CUT
George Coetzee
RSA
4
76
72
72
-
220
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
4
78
73
69
-
220
CUT
Louis De Jager
RSA
4
74
74
72
-
220
CUT
Simon Dyson
ENG
4
76
71
73
-
220
CUT
Thomas Aiken
RSA
4
74
71
75
-
220
CUT
Wade Ormsby
AUS
4
75
68
77
-
220
CUT
Gavin Green
MAS
5
77
72
72
-
221
CUT
Gregory Havret
FRA
5
74
72
75
-
221
CUT
Ockie Strydom
RSA
5
73
76
72
-
221
CUT
Richard Sterne
RSA
5
74
75
72
-
221
CUT
Ryan Evans
ENG
5
78
69
74
-
221
CUT
Daniel Im
USA
6
75
78
69
-
222
CUT
Dean Burmester
RSA
6
80
73
69
-
222
CUT
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
6
77
74
71
-
222
CUT
Jorge Campillo
ESP
6
74
76
72
-
222
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
6
75
72
75
-
222
CUT
Nino Bertasio
ITA
6
73
78
71
-
222
CUT
Oliver Farr
WAL
6
72
75
75
-
222
CUT
Carlos Pigem
ESP
7
78
69
76
-
223
CUT
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
7
81
71
71
-
223
CUT
Graeme McDowell
NIR
7
77
72
74
-
223
CUT
JC Ritchie
RSA
7
76
72
75
-
223
CUT
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
7
76
67
80
-
223
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
7
79
69
75
-
223
CUT
Robert Karlsson
SWE
7
74
74
75
-
223
CUT
Adam Bland
AUS
8
75
71
78
-
224
CUT
Jean-Paul Strydom
RSA
8
78
79
67
-
224
CUT
Paul Dunne
IRL
8
78
73
73
-
224
CUT
Zac Blair
USA
8
73
81
70
-
224
CUT
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
9
81
72
72
-
225
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
9
83
66
76
-
225
CUT
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
10
82
71
73
-
226
CUT
David Howell
ENG
10
77
75
74
-
226
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
10
78
75
73
-
226
CUT
Brett Rumford
AUS
11
76
72
79
-
227
CUT
David Horsey
ENG
11
77
75
75
-
227
CUT
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
12
74
77
77
-
228
CUT
Liam Johnston
SCO
12
77
72
79
-
228
CUT
Pelle Edberg
SWE
13
84
75
70
-
229
CUT
Ulrich van den Berg
RSA
14
81
75
74
-
230
CUT
Bradley Neil
SCO
15
75
78
78
-
231
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
Total
1
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-15
273
T2
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-14
274
T2
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
-14
274
4
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-12
276
T5
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-10
278
T5
Haotong Li
CHN
-10
278
T7
Brooks Koepka
USA
-9
279
T7
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-9
279
T7
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-9
279
T7
Tony Finau
USA
-9
279
T11
Andy Sullivan
ENG
-8
280
T11
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-8
280
T11
Marcus Fraser
AUS
-8
280
T11
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
-8
280
T11
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-8
280
T11
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-8
280
T11
Peter Hanson
SWE
-8
280
T11
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-8
280
T11
Tom Lewis
ENG
-8
280
T20
Brandon Stone
RSA
-7
281
T20
Lee Slattery
ENG
-7
281
T20
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-7
281
T20
Robert Rock
ENG
-7
281
T24
Chris Paisley
ENG
-6
282
T24
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-6
282
T24
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-6
282
T24
Ryan Fox
NZL
-6
282
T28
Clement Sordet
FRA
-5
283
T28
Deyen Lawson
AUS
-5
283
T28
Matt Kuchar
USA
-5
283
T28
Matt Wallace
ENG
-5
283
T32
Alexander Levy
FRA
-4
284
T32
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-4
284
T32
Jordan Smith
ENG
-4
284
T32
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-4
284
T32
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
-4
284
T32
Matthew Jordan
ENG
-4
284
T32
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
-4
284
T32
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-4
284
T32
Pep Angles
ESP
-4
284
T32
Renato Paratore
ITA
-4
284
T32
Ross Fisher
ENG
-4
284
T32
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
-4
284
T44
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-3
285
T44
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-3
285
T44
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-3
285
T44
Trevor Immelman
RSA
-3
285
T48
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-2
286
T48
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-2
286
T48
Ernie Els
RSA
-2
286
T48
Jake McLeod
AUS
-2
286
T48
Peter Karmis
RSA
-2
286
T48
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-2
286
T48
Thomas Detry
BEL
-2
286
55
Branden Grace
RSA
-1
287
T56
James Morrison
ENG
Par
288
T56
Oliver Bekker
RSA
Par
288
T56
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
Par
288
59
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
1
289
60
Thomas Pieters
BEL
3
291
CUT
Aaron Rai
ENG
-2
214
CUT
Doug Ghim
USA
-2
214
CUT
Justin Walters
RSA
-2
214
CUT
Laurie Canter
ENG
-2
214
CUT
Luke Donald
ENG
-2
214
CUT
Paul Peterson
USA
-2
214
CUT
Richard Bland
ENG
-2
214
CUT
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-2
214
CUT
Robin Dawson
IRL
-2
214
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
-2
214
CUT
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-2
214
CUT
Scott Hend
AUS
-2
214
CUT
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-1
215
CUT
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-1
215
CUT
Chase Koepka
USA
-1
215
CUT
Chris Wood
ENG
-1
215
CUT
David Lipsky
USA
-1
215
CUT
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
-1
215
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-1
215
CUT
Harry Ellis
ENG
-1
215
CUT
James Marchesani
AUS
-1
215
CUT
Jordan Zunic
AUS
-1
215
CUT
Kim Koivu
FIN
-1
215
CUT
Martin Kaymer
GER
-1
215
CUT
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-1
215
CUT
Norman Xiong
USA
-1
215
CUT
Richard McEvoy
ENG
-1
215
CUT
Scott Fernandez
ESP
-1
215
CUT
Steven Brown
ENG
-1
215
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
-1
215
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
Par
216
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
Par
216
CUT
Ken Duke
USA
Par
216
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
Par
216
CUT
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
Par
216
CUT
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
Par
216
CUT
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
Par
216
CUT
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
Par
216
CUT
Sam Locke
SCO
Par
216
CUT
Scott Jamieson
SCO
Par
216
CUT
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
1
217
CUT
Connor Syme
SCO
1
217
CUT
David Drysdale
SCO
1
217
CUT
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
1
217
CUT
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
1
217
CUT
Lasse Jensen
DNK
1
217
CUT
Michael Hoey
NIR
1
217
CUT
Miguel Angel Jimenez
ESP
1
217
CUT
Paul McGinley
IRL
1
217
CUT
Romain Wattel
FRA
1
217
CUT
Andrew Dodt
AUS
2
218
CUT
Austin Connelly
CAN
2
218
CUT
Chris Hanson
ENG
2
218
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
2
218
CUT
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
2
218
CUT
Kyle McClatchie
RSA
2
218
CUT
Sebastien Gros
FRA
2
218
CUT
Shane Lowry
IRL
2
218
CUT
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
2
218
CUT
Bradley Dredge
WAL
3
219
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
3
219
CUT
Haydn Porteous
RSA
3
219
CUT
Jaco Ahlers
RSA
3
219
CUT
Oliver Gillberg
SWE
3
219
CUT
Pedro Oriol
ESP
3
219
CUT
Richard Lee
CAN
3
219
CUT
Daniel Brooks
ENG
4
220
CUT
George Coetzee
RSA
4
220
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
4
220
CUT
Louis De Jager
RSA
4
220
CUT
Simon Dyson
ENG
4
220
CUT
Thomas Aiken
RSA
4
220
CUT
Wade Ormsby
AUS
4
220
CUT
Gavin Green
MAS
5
221
CUT
Gregory Havret
FRA
5
221
CUT
Ockie Strydom
RSA
5
221
CUT
Richard Sterne
RSA
5
221
CUT
Ryan Evans
ENG
5
221
CUT
Daniel Im
USA
6
222
CUT
Dean Burmester
RSA
6
222
CUT
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
6
222
CUT
Jorge Campillo
ESP
6
222
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
6
222
CUT
Nino Bertasio
ITA
6
222
CUT
Oliver Farr
WAL
6
222
CUT
Carlos Pigem
ESP
7
223
CUT
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
7
223
CUT
Graeme McDowell
NIR
7
223
CUT
JC Ritchie
RSA
7
223
CUT
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
7
223
CUT
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
7
223
CUT
Robert Karlsson
SWE
7
223
CUT
Adam Bland
AUS
8
224
CUT
Jean-Paul Strydom
RSA
8
224
CUT
Paul Dunne
IRL
8
224
CUT
Zac Blair
USA
8
224
CUT
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
9
225
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
9
225
CUT
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
10
226
CUT
David Howell
ENG
10
226
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
10
226
CUT
Brett Rumford
AUS
11
227
CUT
David Horsey
ENG
11
227
CUT
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
12
228
CUT
Liam Johnston
SCO
12
228
CUT
Pelle Edberg
SWE
13
229
CUT
Ulrich van den Berg
RSA
14
230
CUT
Bradley Neil
SCO
15
231

European Tour

Italian Open 2018

Gardagolf

$

May 31 - June 03

Gardagolf Country Club, Brescia Italy

$7,000,000

, 2018

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