• Rai edges Fleetwood in Scottish Open

    Aaron Rai
    Aaron Rai

    Aaron Rai notched up his second European Tour title when he beat Tommy Fleetwood in a playoff at the Scottish Open on Sunday afternoon.

    After finishing as runner-up at last week’s Irish Open, Rai battled bravely and delivered a stunning 7-under-par 64 for the final round at the Renaissance Golf Club.

    Taking an early clubhouse lead at 11 under par, Rai had to wait, while countryman Fleetwood surged up the leaderboard with a good performance of his own.

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    Fleetwood sunk an important birdie putt on the final hole to force a playoff with a brilliant clutch effort as the two players headed back to the 18th tee.

    But, the 25-year-old Rai showed nerves of steel as he held firm for a par, while Fleetwood managed a bogey to concede victory.

    Robert Rock, another Englishman finished the week in 3rd place on 10 under par, while South Africa’s Erik van Rooyen made sure of a good end to his week with a final-round 65 that saw him place in T6.

    Compleat Golfer’s playing editor Brandon Stone secured T19 with a score of 5 under with Garrick Higgo a further stroke behind and in T26.

    George Coetzee signed off with a 72 on Sunday, concluding the event on 3 over par.



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