Friday, 19 March 2010
The 138th Open Championship - Round Three  (Getty Images)
The 138th Open Championship - Round Three (Getty Images)

Oliver Wilson and Kenneth Ferrie were the big early movers on the second day of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

While overnight leader Thomas Björn bogeyed his second hole at Carnoustie - his sublime opening 64 had come at Kingsbarns - Ferrie birdied the 11th, 13th and 14th there to be only one behind.

And Wilson, still seeking his first win on The European Tour despite standing ninth in this year's rankings in The Race To Dubai, birdied the first, third and fifth at St Andrews to be on the same mark.

Also six under par were, among others, Raphaël Jacquelin and Ross McGowan, while Gareth Maybin - joint second with McGowan after the first day - slipped back to five under after a bogey on the 358 yard par four third hole.

As Bjorn birdied the 12th - his third hole - to go back to eight under he was joined on the same score by José Manuel Lara after he eagled the 516 yard par five third hole at Kingsbarns.

McGowan was hot on their heels, however, as he birdied the 14th hole - his fifth - at Kingsbarns to move back to seven under par.

One of the biggest movers of the morning, however, was Luke Donald, the Englishman firing three birdies and an eagle on the front nine at St Andrews to turn in 31.

His incredible front nine, added to the level par 72 he carded at Carnoustie yesterday, put him in a tie for eighth place on five under par.

Further down the pack David Lynn was going similarly well at Kingsbarns.

Lynn birdied the third, fourth, sixth and eighth and then eagled the ninth for an outward 30 that put him on five under as well, however a bogey at the tenth dropped him back a shot and into a tie for 26th.

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