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Fleetwood and Phipps joint leaders of Team Championship

ST ANDREWS, September 28, 2019 – Fleetwood and Phipps joint leaders of Team Championship

Tommy Fleetwood and amateur partner Ogden Phipps were joint leaders in the Team Championship going into the final round at the Old Course after shooting 60 to post an overall score of 29-under-par.

Ryder Cup hero Fleetwood and businessman Phipps share the lead with Italian pro Andrea Pavan and his amateur partner Chris Goodwin.

Canadian businessman Goodwin has played in all 19 Alfred Dunhill Links Championships but had never before seen his name at the top of the team competition’s leaderboard.

Goodwin said: “I made the cut in 2009 and brought my wife over from Canada so she could watch the final day, but that’s the first time I’ve had my name in the leading group. It would be great if it was still there on Sunday evening!”

The top 20 qualifying teams also include Rory McIlroy and his father Gerry, who shot 62 at St Andrews and lie joint second in the team event on 28-under, together with the pairing of English pro Matthew Southgate and Peter Dawson, the former chief executive of the R&A.

Former footballer Andrii Shevchenko will also tee it up in the final round after making the cut with pro partner Nicolai Højgaard. A host of celebrity names who failed to make the cut include Hollywood stars Bill Murray and Justin Timberlake, cricketers Michael Vaughan and Shane Warne and Dragons Den investor Peter Jones. Jones said: “I had a lot of fun this week playing with Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston and Luke Wilson.”