Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open R3

Fleetwood moves into contention in Scotland

October 01-04
The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland
$7,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


Scottish Open 2020 R3 - Fleetwood moves into contention in Scotland
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Tommy Fleetwood will go in search of a third Rolex Series victory at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open after making the most of wet conditions at The Renaissance Club.


“To be fair, there was a period early doors where it was fine. It was playable and I think as the rain got worse, obviously you get wetter and the day gets a bit longer, but when we sort of got to the edge of the golf course and the wind picked up, the rain, this is the worst it’s been all day. 

“And 18, finishing with a birdie. I said on the fairway, again, stood over the ball and I was pretty prepared for any scenario after hitting that one. I could have duffed it or shanked it or done whatever and wouldn’t have been too surprised.



“Actually where it went, it was the most surprising thing. The putt from two feet out looked like it was going in. That one felt really, really good to finish the day, shoot two under out there, I just felt like I won today, like the battle against the golf course after that. It was a nice way to finish.”

The 29-year-old carded a brilliant round of 69 to move up the leaderboard and will tee it up in final group tomorrow alongside leader Robert Rock, who has a two shot advantage at nine under par, and Australian Wade Ormsby.


Fleetwood is joined at seven under par alongside Ryder Cup teammate Ian Poulter, who battled to a 73, Swede Marcus Kinhult (71) and Ormsby (70).

“It tests everything, that you have,” said Poulter. “You’ve got all shots from archives you haven’t hit for a while. It’s miserable. But we’re playing golf. We’re in a lucky position to be here playing this Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open for a lot of money. So a lot of guys have put a lot of hard work in to get us here. We’re here. We’re wet. So we just need to dry off and go again tomorrow.



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“I’m going to say it was a massive mental challenge, and we needed all of the greenkeepers help to get us here. They were squeegeeing hard the last few holes to get us in to close of play today. It’s not easy. That wasn’t an easy test of golf.

“My thoughts are not about tomorrow. You know, sounds stupid, but I really lost count of what I was scoring out there around that back nine. I had no idea. I couldn’t write numbers on the scoreboard. I couldn’t keep my hands dry. I’m in contention. That’s a good thing, right. So, I played three rounds. Rocky has obviously shot an incredible round of golf today, to shoot that in those conditions. We’re in touching distance. That’s all I can ask for.”



Spaniard Adri Arnaus, Frenchman Victor Dubuisson and Malaysia’s Gavin Green shared the lowest rounds of the day with a trio of 67s to sit at five under alongside England’s Andy Sullivan, who recorded a 69.

Home favourite Robert MacIntyre carded a 68 to sit in a group of 12 players at four under including fellow Scotsmen Grant Forrest and Marc Warren, and Rolex Series champions Brandon Stone and Lee Westwood.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Robert Rock
-9
65
67
72
132
T2
Tommy Fleetwood
-7
69
68
69
206
T2
Marcus Kinhult
-7
66
69
71
206
T2
Wade Ormsby
-7
66
70
70
206
T2
Ian Poulter
-7
67
66
73
206
T6
Adri Arnaus
-5
75
66
67
208
T6
Victor Dubuisson
-5
73
68
67
208
T6
Gavin Kyle Green
-5
70
71
67
208
T6
Andy Sullivan
-5
67
72
69
208
T10
Grant Forrest
-4
71
66
72
209
T10
Benjamin Hebert
-4
70
70
69
209
T10
David Horsey
-4
70
67
72
209
T10
Robert MacIntyre
-4
74
67
68
209
T10
Eddie Pepperell
-4
68
70
71
209
T10
Aaron Rai
-4
70
69
70
209
T10
Kalle Samooja
-4
65
70
74
209
T10
Callum Shinkwin
-4
69
70
70
209
T10
Brandon Stone
-4
69
70
70
209
T10
Marc Warren
-4
70
69
70
209
T10
Lee Westwood
-4
62
71
76
209
T10
Jeff Winther
-4
71
69
69
209
T10
Lucas Herbert
-4
66
65
131
T23
Alexander Björk
-3
63
75
72
210
T23
Nicolas Colsaerts
-3
68
70
72
210
T23
Padraig Harrington
-3
71
70
69
210
T23
Scott Jamieson
-3
64
73
73
210
T23
Mikko Korhonen
-3
68
70
72
210
T23
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
-3
68
66
76
210
T23
Matthew Southgate
-3
68
71
71
210
T23
Connor Syme
-3
70
69
71
210
T31
Sean Crocker
-2
73
68
70
211
T31
Garrick Higgo
-2
72
67
72
211
T31
Rasmus Højgaard
-2
68
70
73
211
T31
Francesco Laporta
-2
71
70
70
211
T31
Joost Luiten
-2
63
72
76
211
T31
Jeung-Hun Wang
-2
73
68
70
211
T31
Fabrizio Zanotti
-2
69
67
75
211
T31
Erik van Rooyen
-2
71
69
71
211
T39
Ewen Ferguson
-1
69
70
73
212
T39
Pablo Larrazabal
-1
72
64
76
212
T39
Craig Lee
-1
65
71
76
212
T39
Haotong Li
-1
68
70
74
212
T39
Victor Perez
-1
69
69
74
212
T39
Jordan Smith
-1
70
70
72
212
T39
Julian Suri
-1
70
70
72
212
T39
Min Woo Lee
-1
66
74
72
212
T47
Jorge Campillo
E
71
67
75
213
T47
Matthew Fitzpatrick
E
69
72
72
213
T47
David Howell
E
72
67
74
213
T47
Edoardo Molinari
E
74
67
72
213
T47
James Morrison
E
72
67
74
213
T47
Shubhankar Sharma
E
70
67
76
213
T47
Matt Wallace
E
70
71
72
213
T54
Maverick Antcliff
1
69
70
75
214
T54
Calum Hill
1
71
70
73
214
T54
Adrian Otaegui
1
71
70
73
214
T54
Matthieu Pavon
1
68
72
74
214
T58
George Coetzee
2
71
69
75
215
T58
Masahiro Kawamura
2
69
69
77
215
T58
Joakim Lagergren
2
68
72
75
215
T58
Sami Välimäki
2
68
69
78
215
62
Bernd Wiesberger
3
70
69
77
216
T63
Thomas Detry
4
71
69
77
217
T63
Ashun Wu
4
70
70
77
217
65
Scott Hend
5
71
70
77
218
66
Chris Wood
6
69
71
79
219
CUT
Thomas Aiken
E
72
70
142
CUT
Steven Brown
E
72
70
142
CUT
Dean Burmester
E
71
71
142
CUT
Justin Harding
E
73
69
142
CUT
Sam Horsfield
E
76
66
142
CUT
Martin Kaymer
E
72
70
142
CUT
Guido Migliozzi
E
72
70
142
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
E
70
72
142
CUT
Ryan Fox
1
69
74
143
CUT
Sebastian Heisele
1
71
72
143
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
1
74
69
143
CUT
David Law
1
69
74
143
CUT
Graeme McDowell
1
69
74
143
CUT
Richard McEvoy
1
70
73
143
CUT
Shaun Norris
1
71
72
143
CUT
Thomas Pieters
1
71
72
143
CUT
Haydn Porteous
1
73
70
143
CUT
Joël Stalter
1
72
71
143
CUT
Danny Willett
1
74
69
143
CUT
John Catlin
2
72
72
144
CUT
Joachim B. Hansen
2
73
71
144
CUT
Peter Hanson
2
69
75
144
CUT
Jazz Janewattananond
2
70
74
144
CUT
Søren Kjeldsen
2
72
72
144
CUT
Paul O’Hara
2
75
69
144
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
2
71
73
144
CUT
Oliver Wilson
2
77
67
144
CUT
Nino Bertasio
3
75
70
145
CUT
Richard Bland
3
74
71
145
CUT
Ashley Chesters
3
73
72
145
CUT
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
3
72
73
145
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
3
75
70
145
CUT
Julien Guerrier
3
73
72
145
CUT
Chris Paisley
3
72
73
145
CUT
Renato Paratore
3
74
71
145
CUT
Lucas Bjerregaard
4
70
76
146
CUT
Kristoffer Broberg
4
73
73
146
CUT
David Drysdale
4
76
70
146
CUT
Ross Fisher
4
73
73
146
CUT
Thorbjørn Olesen
4
76
70
146
CUT
Graeme Storm
4
74
72
146
CUT
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
5
69
78
147
CUT
Michael Campbell
5
73
74
147
CUT
Neil Fenwick
5
80
67
147
CUT
Oliver Fisher
5
72
75
147
CUT
Maximilian Kieffer
5
73
74
147
CUT
Justin Walters
6
75
73
148
CUT
Gaganjeet Bhullar
8
77
73
150
CUT
Jason Scrivener
8
75
75
150
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
9
77
74
151
CUT
Richie Ramsay
9
80
71
151
CUT
Laurie Canter
10
76
76
152
CUT
Romain Langasque
10
79
73
152
CUT
Paul Lawrie
10
73
79
152
CUT
Alexander Levy
10
80
72
152
CUT
Thomas Bjørn
11
77
76
153
CUT
Miguel Angel Jiménez
12
78
76
154
CUT
Andrea Pavan
15
81
76
157
WD
Andrew Johnston
5
71
40
111
WD
Paul Waring
3
74
74