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European Tour: Tommy Fleetwood hits Carnoustie course record for a share of the lead

That wasnt in the same class as English co-leaders Tommy Fleetwood and Tyrell Hatton, who sizzled around Carnoustie with 63 and 65 respectively.

Fisher played in the group in front of Hatton and had a chance at shooting 59 if he could eagle the driveable 18th hole. "He pushed me all the way and I'm happy to get over the line".

Dunne slipped back after a bogey on his second hole but responded with six birdies before dropping another shot at the 17th.

Irishman Paul Dunne, the 24-year-old who shot a nine-under-par 61 on the final day of last week's British Masters to thwart McIlroy and win his first European Tour event, produced a steady 70 at Kingsbarns to take sole possession of third place, seven shots off the lead.

"I think the format is helping me, playing with Jamie (Dornan) we have good fun out there and it sort of keeps me relaxed which is what I need to do". Calm conditions and little wind helped him finish second for the second year in a row.

Elsewhere, Rory McIlroy ended his final tournament of the season with a level-par round of 72 - and despite a hard and frustrating year, he seemed positive about taking a break ahead of 2018.

"The Old Course is my favourite in the world but this one is not far away behind so I'm very pleased about my first three rounds and finishing on the Old Course tomorrow will be exciting". I obviously have not been able to do that.

"Obviously I'm very happy", added Hatton, who took a share of the previous course record of 62 when winning the tournament past year.

Rory McIlroy shot even-par 72 to finish tied for 63rd at four-under-par, meaning he ended a season without a victory for only the second time in his professional career. You have young, hungry guys now who are fearless and playing the game how I basically came out and played a few years ago.

"I feel like I can still salvage something from the rest of the year".

"I'm looking forward to have a lovely day, and I will do my best".

"My iron play is coming on and I saw some good signs last week at Close House and while I didn't play all that well this week it was nice to feel like I was in the hunt at some stage at the end of my season".

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