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Another European Tour top ten for Lucas Herbert

Herbert has made massive career strides in 2018 (Photo: Asian Tour )
Lucas Herbert has added yet another top ten to his European Tour campaign with a share of 7th place at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland, his final round of 70 in cold damp conditions at the Old Course at St Andrews improving his 54 hole standing by eleven positions.

Herbert added another €104,000 to his rapidly growing bank account and now has earnings of €652,000 in a season where he began without any European Tour status and is now in 50th position in the Race to Dubai standings.

The news was not quite as good for his fellow Victorian Marcus Fraser who began the final round in second position behind Tyrrell Hatton before struggling over his final nine holes to finish 10th. He has though moved from 175th to 150th in the Race to Dubai rankings but it was an opportunity lost.

After what had been an encouraging start to his final round with an early birdie Fraser soon lost his way dropping six shots over his next 11 holes for a round of 77.

Of the other Australasians Jason Scrivener and New Zealander Ryan Fox tied for 24th, Victorian Deyen Lawson continued a fine recovery from his opening round of 76 to finish 28th and Queenslander Jake McLeod was 48th.

Lucas Bjerragaard - Getty Images

Lucas Bjerregaard secured his second European Tour title overhauling a four-stroke deficit to win by one over Hatton and Tommy Fleetwood whose efforts were made even more meritorious given the demands of Ryder Cup week just seven days earlier.

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.

“It was a great day," said Bjerregaard. "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 European Tour now plays the Sky Sports British Masters at Walton Heath.

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