Bjerregaard fires up his round with three straight birdies

ST ANDREWS, September 28, 2019 – Bjerregaard fires up his round with three straight birdies

Defending champion Lucas Bjerregaard from Denmark put together three birdies in a row at St Andrews to climb up the leaderboard in the early stages of the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

He brought back memories of his brilliant final round on the Old Course last year as he birdied the 7th, 8th and 9th to be out in 33 and reach 12-under-par for the Championship.

It still left him five shots behind early leader, England’s Jordan Smith, who had five birdies in a sparkling 31 on the back nine at Kingsbarns, have started at the 10th, to be on 17-under.

Calum Hill, local hero from Kirkcaldy, watched by his family and friends, birdied three of his first eight holes at Carnoustie to be one behind Smith.

Justin Rose, many people’s favourite to win, began with a birdie on the 1st hole on the Old Course, to keep his challenge going. He added a second birdie at the 5th, but then promptly dropped a shot at the 6th.