Golf - Uihlein takes outright lead in Scotland

Peter Uihlein chipped in for an eagle at the final hole to card a 65 and take a two-shot lead on day three of the Alfred Dunhill Links event in Scotland.

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The American had missed a tricky eagle putt to set a European Tour record 59 on Friday, and went about continuing his fine form with five birdies in the first nine holes.

Two further birdies were cancelled out by a pair of bogeys but his eagle on the 18th propelled him into the outright lead on 20-under.

Joost Luiten, David Howell, Ernie Els, Richard McEvoy, Martin Kaymer and Shane Lowry form a formidable chasing pack on 18-under.

"I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with my second shot but it worked out well and when I saw it go in, it was pretty sweet and a nice way to sign off," said Uihlein.

"And to play the Old Course for a first time was awesome and it's one of the best, if not the best golf course in the world."

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