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Race to Dubai hopefuls ready for critical two weeks

Sky Sports | Updated: 2018-10-09 00:00:56

The weekend's action at St Andrews brought plenty of movement in the Race to Dubai standings, but with only two more events for players to secure their card for next season, there is plenty on the line at this week's Sky Sports British Masters.

Lucas Bjerregaard's victory in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Sunday - on the back of seven top-10 finishes this year - lifted him from 25th to 10th in the standings, after he finished 57th in last year's Race to Dubai.

But further down things are a little more nervous with just the Walton Heath tournament and next week's Andalucia Masters remaining for players to ensure they finish in the top 110 and are teeing it up on tour next year.

Scotland's Stephen Gallacher did himself plenty of favours at the home of golf. Despite stuttering on the final day and falling from third to finish 10th at St Andrews, his payday was enough to lift him away from the cut-off point up to 76th - and he might still harbour hopes of making the top 60 and playing in Dubai at the lucrative DP World Tour Championship next month.

He is certainly looking forward to Walton Heath - "I love that course, it plays a lot like a links" - but either way, he looks to have confirmed his entry for the 2019 season.

Australia's Marcus Fraser also faded in tough conditions on Sunday, closing with a 77 to finish alongside Gallacher in 10th - ending any realistic hopes he had of finishing inside the top 110 - but his compatriot Lucas Herbert marked his seventh top-10 finish of the season with a rise to 50th in the rankings.

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