Olesen grabs 3-shot lead at Alfred Dunhill Links

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark took a three-shot lead at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Saturday after a 7-under 65 at St. Andrews in the third round.

Olesen started with a bogey on the first hole but then had eight birdies the rest of the way - including four on the last five holes - for a 17-under 199 total.

Florian Fritsch of Germany was second after a 64 at Kingsbarns, with Benjamin Hebert of France another shot back after a 67 at Carnoustie. The players alternated between the three courses on the first three days, with the final round held at St. Andrews.

Olesen is looking for a third European Tour title. He said ''my putter started to get very hot out there and I holed a lot of great putts. So yeah, it was good fun.''

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