Date: September 29, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Uihlein on top at Dunhill Links

Peter Uihlein leads going into the final day of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship after a seven-under-par 65 at St Andrews on Saturday. The 24-year-old established himself as the one to watch on Friday, coming just one shot shy of securing the European Tour s first ever 59, and with one round to go he now leads by two shots at 20 under par overall. The American capped off his round with an eagle two at the 18th on Saturday after notching four consecutive birdies – from the fifth to the eighth. He dropped shots with two bogeys early on in the back nine, but they were offset by two more birdies and that eagle as he stay ahead of the six-strong pack poised behind him on 18 under, including Ernie Els and Martin Kaymer. German Kaymer was one of two players who carded an impressive 63, with England s David Howell the other to do so. Shane Lowry and Richard McEvoy, also on 18 under, spent their day on the Carnoustie and Kingsbarns courses respectively, with the former finishing with a 64. Uihlein remains the favourite, however, although the American did confirm that he may have got a bit of luck with his eagle on the 18th. “It was not quite what I was trying to do but it worked out,” he said. “I carried it a bit too far but got a bit lucky and it&aposs pretty sweet, a cool finish and a great way to sign off. “I felt I missed quite a few putts coming down the stretch so it makes up for it a little.” Last year&aposs winner, Branden Grace was just one shot off missing the cut going into the final day, with former Masters champion Louis Oosthuizen failing to reach the last round with a final score of five under. Meanwhile, Australian Greg Chalmers carded a round of 66 to be 10 shots off the pace.