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Bjerregaard Profits As Hatton Falters

Lucas Bjerregaard got his rewards for a rich vein of form as he emerged from the pack to win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Sunday.

The Dane began the day four shots adrift of back-to-back champion Tyrrell Hatton and found himself further behind when the Ryder Cup star made four consecutive birdies from the third hole at St Andrews.

Having opened on Sunday at 14/1, Bjerregaard’s in-running price hit 66/1.

However, with an historic treble within reach, Hatton ran out of steam, dropping four shots over the closing 12 holes and allowing Bjerregaard to pip both him and Tommy Fleetwood to the title.

Bjerregaard’s birdie at the last set the clubhouse lead at 15-under, before both Fleetwood and Hatton made par on 17 and 18 to fail to force a play-off.

Having been 9th in the Czech Republic, 6th in Denmark and 2nd at the European Masters before a further top 20 in Portugal, Bjerregaard had been one of the European Tour’s form players and has moved into the top 10 on the Race to Dubai.

*All odds quoted are subject to change