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2019 Scottish Open

Records tumble as Wiesberger leads the way

Bernd Wiesberger

Leader: Bernd Wiesberger (pic: SNS Group).


 

Austrian ace Bernd Wiesberger sent records tumbling to open up a two-shot lead heading into the final round of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open.

The tournament lader fired the lowest round of his career with a 61 on day two at The Renaissance Club and he followed that with a 65 to get to 20 under par in the third Rolex Series event of the season.

That was the lowest 54-hole score in the history of this event and the lowest of the 2019 Race to Dubai as Wiesberger chases his sixth European Tour title and second of the season after his victory at Made in Denmark in May.

South African Erik van Rooyen carded a round of 67 to sit at 18 under par in North Berwick, two shots ahead of Italian Nino Bertasio and Frenchman Romain Langasque.

English pair Lee Slattery and Matt Wallace join Welshman Jamie Donaldson, Italian Lorenzo Gagli and Adrian Otaegui of Spain in a tie for fifth place at 15 under par, with the 2016 Open Champion Henrik Stenson, Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick and Italian Andrea Pavan a shot further back.

“There’s still a lot of golf to be played,” said Wiesberger. “I’m just enjoying being out there and not looking ahead too far.”

Leading totals:

193 B Wiesberger (Aut) 67 61 65
195 E Van Rooyen (RSA) 64 64 67
197 R Langasque (Fra) 65 67 65, N Bertasio (Ita) 63 67 67
198 L Slattery (Eng) 64 64 70, M Wallace (Eng) 68 66 64, J Donaldson (Wal) 64 69 65, A Otaegui (Esp) 67 64 67, L Gagli (Ita) 68 63 67
199 H Stenson (Swe) 65 65 69, A Pavan (Ita) 68 69 62, M Fitzpatrick (Eng) 67 65 67
200 T Pieters  (Bel) 64 68 68, G Coetzee (RSA) 68 68 64, B Hebert  (Fra) 67 67 66, M Kuchar  (USA) 63 70 67, R Cabrera Bello (Esp) 66 67 67, K Samooja (Fin) 64 67 69, R Paratore (Ita) 67 65 68, T Hatton (Eng) 70 66 64

Select others:

202 R McIlroy  (Nir) 67 67 68

203 C Hill (Sco) 68 64 71, S Jamieson  (Sco) 70 64 69

204 R Ramsay  (Sco) 65 70 69

205 G Forrest (Sco) 67 68 70



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