And in an unconfirmed third incident at Kingsbarns, it is understood the wife of Aussie golfer, Scott Hend was hit on the shoulder by a competitor’s ball.
Hatton, who shot a round of 70 as he seeks a third straight Dunhill trophy, ended the round just two shots off the lead when he spoke of the incident.
“It’s probably one of the worst feelings I’ve had on a golf course,” said Hatton.
“It’s the first time I’ve ever hit someone. So, I was pretty devastated, to be honest.