|-ten Hatton (English); -9 Gavins (English); -8 Willet (Ang) Li (Chn); -7 Fleetwood (Eng), Winther (Den)|
|Selected: -6 Lowry (Ire); Ferguson (Sco); -5 Gallacher, Ramsay (Sco); -3 Kaymer (Germany); Through Grace (RSA), Warren (Sco); +1 Sullivan (English); +2 MacIntyre (Sco)|
Tyrrell Hatton holds a one-stroke lead after dropping to 10 under par in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Hatton played his second round at Kingsbarns and will then play at St Andrews.
Another Englishman, Daniel Givens, is nine shots with his compatriot Danny Willett one shot with the Chinese Haotong Li.
Ewen Ferguson is the best-placed Scotsman with a share of seventh on six under, but compatriot Robert MacIntyre has two points after a five-over of 77.
Each player completes a round at Carnoustie, St Andrews and Kingsbarns. A cut will be set at the end of Saturday’s game and Sunday’s final round will be played at St Andrews.
Hatton, double winner of the event, started the second day eight under after his first round at Carnoustie and shared the lead of the day with Li, Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts and Spaniard Adri Arnaus.
The 29-year-old birdied five in his second round but missed three holes on his first nine.
Colsaerts and Arnaus faced Carnoustie on Friday and are respectively five and four points short.
“I’m happy with the way I scored,” Hatton said. “It was really tough there. It was easy enough to make mistakes, very easy to hit bad shots.
“I guess I was lucky there were times when when I hit a bad shot I didn’t find myself in too shady a position. I was able to put it on the green. of how I fought there today in difficult conditions. “