European Tour

Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open 2018

July 12-15

Gullane Golf Club, East Lothian

$7,000,000

July 12-15

Gullane Golf Club, East Lothian

$7,000,000

Round 2

Rock stars on Gullane’s grand stage

July 13, 2018

Robert Rock made the most of the favourable conditions at Gullane Golf Course to take a two-shot lead into the weekend at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, after an impressive bogey-free round of 63.

Rock stars on Gullane’s grand stage, © Getty Images

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“ I've played well over the last few tournaments and posted some good scores in first rounds and then end up finishing 40 th, 50 th . Those expectations just disappear quickly when you do that. So, I try and just enjoy the tournament, see what I can make of it and I've made a good start. If I play another two good rounds, I shouldn't be too far away.”

On a low scoring day - which saw the course record broken twice - the Englishman got to 13 under par to stay ahead of compatriot Tyrrell Hatton, who also remained bogey-free with his round of 64.

"I'm very happy with that," said Hatton. "Not quite how I wanted to play, but overall, if I can play like that and score that well, then that's obviously really good. So, I'll take a bit of confidence from that and hopefully have a good weekend.

“We're all here every week trying to play our best and fortunately for me I've played well on links courses in the past, had good finishes in this tournament. So hopefully I'll continue that this weekend.”

Hatton was joined on 11 under par by Sweden's Jens Dantorp, who was on course to claim solo second place before dropping his only shot of the day on the last.

The 2015 Scottish Open champion Rickie Fowler continued his good form around the Gullane links, also dropping a single shot in his round of 66 to sit at ten under par alongside England's Eddie Pepperell, who got his round off to a flying start with two birdies and an eagle in his first four holes.

“Didn't get it close enough out of the gate and missed a couple of good looks," said Fowler. "Still managed to get it going, keep it moving the right direction. Only the one bogey on the same hole as yesterday. Hit a lot of good putts. Hit some good putts coming in. Missed a couple on 17 and 18 that I hit where I wanted to. That's all you can do out there. Hopefully that was just a sign of saving them for the weekend."

The 23-time European Tour winner Lee Westwood, China's Haotong Li, Swede Alexander Björk and Scott Fernandez of Spain are in a share of sixth place on nine under par, while a further five players sit one shot further back.

Scotland's Connor Syme kick-started his tournament with stunning round of 62 to set a new course record, which was then bettered by Hideto Tanihara's 61 later in the day. Both are amongst a group of 11 players on seven under par.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Robert Rock
ENG
-13
64
63
127
T2
Jens Dantorp
SWE
-11
64
65
129
T2
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
-11
65
64
129
T4
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-10
67
63
130
T4
Rickie Fowler
USA
-10
64
66
130
T6
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-9
67
64
131
T6
Haotong Li
CHN
-9
66
65
131
T6
Lee Westwood
ENG
-9
64
67
131
T6
Scott Fernandez
ESP
-9
64
67
131
T10
Aaron Rai
ENG
-8
69
63
132
T10
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-8
65
67
132
T10
Luke List
USA
-8
63
69
132
T10
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-8
67
65
132
T10
Trevor Immelman
RSA
-8
68
64
132
T15
Charley Hoffman
USA
-7
67
66
133
T15
Connor Syme
SCO
-7
71
62
133
T15
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-7
67
66
133
T15
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-7
72
61
133
T15
Ian Poulter
ENG
-7
66
67
133
T15
Justin Rose
ENG
-7
67
66
133
T15
Marcel Siem
GER
-7
66
67
133
T15
Russell Knox
SCO
-7
66
67
133
T15
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-7
66
67
133
T15
Steven Brown
ENG
-7
69
64
133
T15
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
-7
68
65
133
T26
Alexander Levy
FRA
-6
68
66
134
T26
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-6
69
65
134
T26
Brandon Stone
RSA
-6
70
64
134
T26
Danny Willett
ENG
-6
66
68
134
T26
Duncan Stewart
SCO
-6
70
64
134
T26
James Morrison
ENG
-6
69
65
134
T26
Jordan Smith
ENG
-6
67
67
134
T26
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-6
69
65
134
T26
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-6
65
69
134
T26
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
-6
69
65
134
T26
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-6
68
66
134
T26
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-6
67
67
134
T26
Oliver Farr
WAL
-6
69
65
134
T26
Patrick Reed
USA
-6
65
69
134
T40
Adam Bland
AUS
-5
67
68
135
T40
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-5
69
66
135
T40
Dean Burmester
RSA
-5
68
67
135
T40
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-5
69
66
135
T40
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-5
68
67
135
T40
Justin Walters
RSA
-5
66
69
135
T40
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-5
65
70
135
T40
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-5
70
65
135
T40
Ryan Fox
NZL
-5
67
68
135
T40
Scott Hend
AUS
-5
66
69
135
T50
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-4
70
66
136
T50
Cameron Smith
AUS
-4
68
68
136
T50
Clement Sordet
FRA
-4
66
70
136
T50
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-4
69
67
136
T50
Gavin Green
MAS
-4
69
67
136
T50
Jamie McLeary
SCO
-4
68
68
136
T50
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
-4
67
69
136
T50
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
-4
70
66
136
T50
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-4
67
69
136
T50
Pedro Oriol
ESP
-4
71
65
136
T50
Rak Cho
KOR
-4
69
67
136
T50
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-4
68
68
136
T50
Richard Sterne
RSA
-4
65
71
136
T50
Robert Karlsson
SWE
-4
65
71
136
T50
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-4
70
66
136
T50
Thomas Detry
BEL
-4
70
66
136
T50
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-4
68
68
136
T67
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-3
68
69
137
T67
Chris Paisley
ENG
-3
67
70
137
T67
David Horsey
ENG
-3
69
68
137
T67
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-3
68
69
137
T67
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-3
73
64
137
T67
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-3
71
66
137
T67
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
-3
68
69
137
T67
Jeff Winther
SWE
-3
70
67
137
T67
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-3
69
68
137
T67
Lasse Jensen
DNK
-3
67
70
137
T67
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-3
68
69
137
T67
Matt Kuchar
USA
-3
68
69
137
T67
Matteo Manassero
ITA
-3
68
69
137
T67
Paul Dunne
IRL
-3
67
70
137
T67
Peter Hanson
SWE
-3
66
71
137
T67
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
-3
67
70
137
T83
Ashun Wu
CHI
-2
69
69
138
T83
Bradley Neil
SCO
-2
68
70
138
T83
Charlie Ford
ENG
-2
70
68
138
T83
Chris Hanson
ENG
-2
71
67
138
T83
Chris Wood
ENG
-2
68
70
138
T83
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-2
70
68
138
T83
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-2
71
67
138
T83
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-2
68
70
138
T83
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-2
70
68
138
T83
Laurie Canter
ENG
-2
67
71
138
T83
Martin Laird
SCO
-2
72
66
138
T83
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-2
66
72
138
T83
Ross Fisher
ENG
-2
70
68
138
T83
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
-2
68
70
138
T83
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-2
70
68
138
T98
Andrew Dodt
AUS
-1
71
68
139
T98
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-1
69
70
139
T98
Chase Koepka
USA
-1
69
70
139
T98
Daniel Im
USA
-1
69
70
139
T98
David Drysdale
SCO
-1
69
70
139
T98
David Howell
ENG
-1
70
69
139
T98
Ernie Els
RSA
-1
70
69
139
T98
George Coetzee
RSA
-1
69
70
139
T98
Gregory Havret
FRA
-1
70
69
139
T98
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-1
70
69
139
T98
Lee Slattery
ENG
-1
69
70
139
T98
Marc Warren
SCO
-1
68
71
139
T98
Martin Kaymer
GER
-1
69
70
139
T98
Peter Whiteford
SCO
-1
65
74
139
T98
Phil Mickelson
USA
-1
70
69
139
T98
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-1
72
67
139
T98
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
-1
69
70
139
T98
Richard Bland
ENG
-1
68
71
139
T98
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-1
71
68
139
T98
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-1
68
71
139
T118
Adrien Saddier
SCO
Par
70
70
140
T118
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
Par
73
67
140
T118
Darren Clarke
NIR
Par
71
69
140
T118
Julian Suri
USA
Par
69
71
140
T118
Matthias Schwab
AUT
Par
67
73
140
T118
Nino Bertasio
ITA
Par
72
68
140
T118
Peter Uihlein
USA
Par
72
68
140
T118
Ryan Evans
ENG
Par
71
69
140
T118
Sebastien Gros
FRA
Par
71
69
140
T118
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
Par
71
69
140
T118
Zander Lombard
RSA
Par
74
66
140
T129
Andy Sullivan
ENG
1
71
70
141
T129
Austin Connelly
CAN
1
72
69
141
T129
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
1
70
71
141
T129
Daniel Brooks
ENG
1
68
73
141
T129
Kevin Chappell
USA
1
69
72
141
T129
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
1
75
66
141
T129
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
1
71
70
141
T129
Paul Waring
ENG
1
67
74
141
T129
Renato Paratore
ITA
1
73
68
141
T129
Romain Wattel
FRA
1
68
73
141
T129
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
1
70
71
141
T140
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
2
68
74
142
T140
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
2
71
71
142
T140
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
2
71
71
142
T143
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
3
71
72
143
T143
Matt Wallace
ENG
3
71
72
143
T143
Sam Brazel
AUS
3
70
73
143
T143
Thomas Aiken
RSA
3
72
71
143
T147
Carlos Pigem
ESP
4
69
75
144
T147
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
4
72
72
144
T147
Padraig Harrington
IRL
4
73
71
144
150
Conor O'Neil
SCO
5
72
73
145
151
David Lipsky
USA
6
73
73
146
T152
Jason Norris
AUS
8
74
74
148
T152
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
8
71
77
148
T152
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
8
70
78
148
155
Brett Rumford
AUS
10
72
78
150
RET
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
Par
72
-
72
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
Total
1
Robert Rock
ENG
-13
127
T2
Jens Dantorp
SWE
-11
129
T2
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
-11
129
T4
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-10
130
T4
Rickie Fowler
USA
-10
130
T6
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-9
131
T6
Haotong Li
CHN
-9
131
T6
Lee Westwood
ENG
-9
131
T6
Scott Fernandez
ESP
-9
131
T10
Aaron Rai
ENG
-8
132
T10
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-8
132
T10
Luke List
USA
-8
132
T10
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-8
132
T10
Trevor Immelman
RSA
-8
132
T15
Charley Hoffman
USA
-7
133
T15
Connor Syme
SCO
-7
133
T15
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-7
133
T15
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-7
133
T15
Ian Poulter
ENG
-7
133
T15
Justin Rose
ENG
-7
133
T15
Marcel Siem
GER
-7
133
T15
Russell Knox
SCO
-7
133
T15
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-7
133
T15
Steven Brown
ENG
-7
133
T15
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
-7
133
T26
Alexander Levy
FRA
-6
134
T26
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-6
134
T26
Brandon Stone
RSA
-6
134
T26
Danny Willett
ENG
-6
134
T26
Duncan Stewart
SCO
-6
134
T26
James Morrison
ENG
-6
134
T26
Jordan Smith
ENG
-6
134
T26
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-6
134
T26
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-6
134
T26
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
-6
134
T26
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-6
134
T26
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-6
134
T26
Oliver Farr
WAL
-6
134
T26
Patrick Reed
USA
-6
134
T40
Adam Bland
AUS
-5
135
T40
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-5
135
T40
Dean Burmester
RSA
-5
135
T40
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-5
135
T40
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-5
135
T40
Justin Walters
RSA
-5
135
T40
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-5
135
T40
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-5
135
T40
Ryan Fox
NZL
-5
135
T40
Scott Hend
AUS
-5
135
T50
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-4
136
T50
Cameron Smith
AUS
-4
136
T50
Clement Sordet
FRA
-4
136
T50
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-4
136
T50
Gavin Green
MAS
-4
136
T50
Jamie McLeary
SCO
-4
136
T50
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
-4
136
T50
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
-4
136
T50
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-4
136
T50
Pedro Oriol
ESP
-4
136
T50
Rak Cho
KOR
-4
136
T50
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-4
136
T50
Richard Sterne
RSA
-4
136
T50
Robert Karlsson
SWE
-4
136
T50
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-4
136
T50
Thomas Detry
BEL
-4
136
T50
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-4
136
T67
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-3
137
T67
Chris Paisley
ENG
-3
137
T67
David Horsey
ENG
-3
137
T67
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-3
137
T67
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-3
137
T67
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-3
137
T67
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
-3
137
T67
Jeff Winther
SWE
-3
137
T67
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-3
137
T67
Lasse Jensen
DNK
-3
137
T67
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-3
137
T67
Matt Kuchar
USA
-3
137
T67
Matteo Manassero
ITA
-3
137
T67
Paul Dunne
IRL
-3
137
T67
Peter Hanson
SWE
-3
137
T67
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
-3
137
T83
Ashun Wu
CHI
-2
138
T83
Bradley Neil
SCO
-2
138
T83
Charlie Ford
ENG
-2
138
T83
Chris Hanson
ENG
-2
138
T83
Chris Wood
ENG
-2
138
T83
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-2
138
T83
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-2
138
T83
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-2
138
T83
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-2
138
T83
Laurie Canter
ENG
-2
138
T83
Martin Laird
SCO
-2
138
T83
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-2
138
T83
Ross Fisher
ENG
-2
138
T83
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
-2
138
T83
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-2
138
T98
Andrew Dodt
AUS
-1
139
T98
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-1
139
T98
Chase Koepka
USA
-1
139
T98
Daniel Im
USA
-1
139
T98
David Drysdale
SCO
-1
139
T98
David Howell
ENG
-1
139
T98
Ernie Els
RSA
-1
139
T98
George Coetzee
RSA
-1
139
T98
Gregory Havret
FRA
-1
139
T98
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-1
139
T98
Lee Slattery
ENG
-1
139
T98
Marc Warren
SCO
-1
139
T98
Martin Kaymer
GER
-1
139
T98
Peter Whiteford
SCO
-1
139
T98
Phil Mickelson
USA
-1
139
T98
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-1
139
T98
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
-1
139
T98
Richard Bland
ENG
-1
139
T98
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-1
139
T98
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-1
139
T118
Adrien Saddier
SCO
Par
140
T118
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
Par
140
T118
Darren Clarke
NIR
Par
140
T118
Julian Suri
USA
Par
140
T118
Matthias Schwab
AUT
Par
140
T118
Nino Bertasio
ITA
Par
140
T118
Peter Uihlein
USA
Par
140
T118
Ryan Evans
ENG
Par
140
T118
Sebastien Gros
FRA
Par
140
T118
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
Par
140
T118
Zander Lombard
RSA
Par
140
T129
Andy Sullivan
ENG
1
141
T129
Austin Connelly
CAN
1
141
T129
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
1
141
T129
Daniel Brooks
ENG
1
141
T129
Kevin Chappell
USA
1
141
T129
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
1
141
T129
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
1
141
T129
Paul Waring
ENG
1
141
T129
Renato Paratore
ITA
1
141
T129
Romain Wattel
FRA
1
141
T129
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
1
141
T140
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
2
142
T140
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
2
142
T140
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
2
142
T143
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
3
143
T143
Matt Wallace
ENG
3
143
T143
Sam Brazel
AUS
3
143
T143
Thomas Aiken
RSA
3
143
T147
Carlos Pigem
ESP
4
144
T147
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
4
144
T147
Padraig Harrington
IRL
4
144
150
Conor O'Neil
SCO
5
145
151
David Lipsky
USA
6
146
T152
Jason Norris
AUS
8
148
T152
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
8
148
T152
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
8
148
155
Brett Rumford
AUS
10
150
RET
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
Par
72