Mansell Extends Lead At Dunhill Championship

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Richard Mansell took a four-shot lead into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship following an excellent five-under-par 67 at Carnoustie on Saturday.

Mansell already had two shots in front following a fine 68 in atrocious conditions on the nearby Old Course on Friday and so it was no surprise when his good scoring continued on a bright, if breezy, day at the nearby Carnoustie.

He carded six birdies and just one bogey to be 15 under par after three rounds.

Mansell said: "I played really, really good. We had one bogey on nine. I hit a good shot in and, again, was just really in control of my golf ball. I've putted good. I've been in contention a lot this year and had chances on Sundays. Every time, they say in golf, that you don't lose, you learn. That's what I feel like I've done really well this year.

"Tomorrow there's a lot of golf. It's links golf, anything can happen. It's St Andrews. People can shoot 60. I'm just really focused on myself right now. I'm going to try and shoot a good score and see where it puts me. And just not worry about anyone else," he added.