European Tour

Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open

July 12-15

Gullane Golf Club, East Lothian

$7,000,000

July 12-15

Gullane Golf Club, East Lothian

$7,000,000

Round 3

Dantorp makes late dash for the top in Gullane

July 14, 2018

A late charge from Jens Dantorp saw the Swede leap ahead of a crowded leaderboard to take a one-shot lead into round four of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, the fifth Rolex Series event of the 2018 season.

Dantorp makes late dash for the top in Gullane, © Getty Images

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“I didn't think the conditions were that bad in the beginning. I had a couple good chances and didn't make the putts, but I kept patient and it was nice to finish the way I did. It was a totally different course today. The wind was blowing hard and in a different direction so wasn't the same course, really. Feels good to have kept the good momentum going. Tomorrow it will be a new experience, but really looking forward to it. Hopefully I'll stay on top.”

As a thrilling day of action drew to a close at a blustery Gullane Golf Club, Dantorp was in a seven-way tie for the lead before three birdies in his final three holes took him to 13 under par and one shot clear of 2015 champion Rickie Fowler of the United States, New Zealand's Ryan Fox, Australian Scott Hend, Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick, Marcel Siem of Germany and another Swede in Alexander Björk.

“It was definitely nice to come back on the back nine and get ourselves in a good spot for tomorrow," said Fowler. "Made a few mistakes and some missed judgments early in the round. Came back nicely and felt like we made some good swings out there and a couple nice putts. Definitely a good spot and ready to go have some fun tomorrow."

“Looks like we're having to have some more similar wind tomorrow, which is nice, that's how the golf course is supposed to play. The first two days, it did not exactly show its teeth. It's a good test out there today and I think tomorrow, with those conditions, it's going to be fun. It's going to, someone is going to have to go out and earn it.”

While Dantorp chases his first European Tour win, Russell Knox kept hopes of a homegrown victory alive with a round of 66 to get to 11 under par alongside English pair Aaron Rai and Tyrrell Hatton.

“I played well today. I was happy. I felt good," said Knox. "The first few holes, I didn't hole any putts but the putter heated up like it has been for the last two weeks. Nice to see the ball go in the hole. I needed the round I had to give myself a chance for tomorrow. I felt great today. I wasn't tired. I slept like a king last night. Was able to eat breakfast and lunch before my round. I feel good today. Obviously it would be a dream come true to win this. Other than winning a major, this is right up there with the tournament you really want to win the most.”

Another seven players, including 2008 Masters Tournament champion Trevor Immelman and fellow Major winner Justin Rose are one shot further back, while eight further players including American pair Charley Hoffman and Luke List are nine under par going into the final day on Scotland's Golf Coast.

Pos.
Player
Nat
Score
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Jens Dantorp
SWE
-13
64
65
68
197
T2
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-12
67
64
67
198
T2
Marcel Siem
GER
-12
66
67
65
198
T2
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-12
68
66
64
198
T2
Rickie Fowler
USA
-12
64
66
68
198
T2
Ryan Fox
NZL
-12
67
68
63
198
T2
Scott Hend
AUS
-12
66
69
63
198
T8
Aaron Rai
ENG
-11
69
63
67
199
T8
Russell Knox
SCO
-11
66
67
66
199
T8
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
-11
65
64
70
199
T11
Brandon Stone
RSA
-10
70
64
66
200
T11
Dean Burmester
RSA
-10
68
67
65
200
T11
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-10
67
63
70
200
T11
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
-10
67
69
64
200
T11
Justin Rose
ENG
-10
67
66
67
200
T11
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-10
68
68
64
200
T11
Trevor Immelman
RSA
-10
68
64
68
200
T18
Charley Hoffman
USA
-9
67
66
68
201
T18
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-9
69
67
65
201
T18
Gavin Green
MAS
-9
69
67
65
201
T18
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-9
67
66
68
201
T18
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-9
69
65
67
201
T18
Luke List
USA
-9
63
69
69
201
T18
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-9
65
70
66
201
T18
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-9
67
65
69
201
T18
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-9
70
66
65
201
T27
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-8
70
66
66
202
T27
Haotong Li
CHN
-8
66
65
71
202
T27
Ian Poulter
ENG
-8
66
67
69
202
T27
Justin Walters
RSA
-8
66
69
67
202
T27
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
-8
69
65
68
202
T27
Pedro Oriol
ESP
-8
71
65
66
202
T27
Steven Brown
ENG
-8
69
64
69
202
T34
Danny Willett
ENG
-7
66
68
69
203
T34
Lee Westwood
ENG
-7
64
67
72
203
T34
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-7
67
67
69
203
T34
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-7
70
65
68
203
T34
Patrick Reed
USA
-7
65
69
69
203
T34
Robert Rock
ENG
-7
64
63
76
203
T34
Scott Fernandez
ESP
-7
64
67
72
203
T41
Alexander Levy
FRA
-6
68
66
70
204
T41
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-6
65
67
72
204
T41
James Morrison
ENG
-6
69
65
70
204
T41
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-6
68
68
68
204
T41
Richard Sterne
RSA
-6
65
71
68
204
T41
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
-6
68
65
71
204
T47
Cameron Smith
AUS
-5
68
68
69
205
T47
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-5
69
66
70
205
T47
Connor Syme
SCO
-5
71
62
72
205
T47
Duncan Stewart
SCO
-5
70
64
71
205
T47
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-5
72
61
72
205
T47
Jordan Smith
ENG
-5
67
67
71
205
T47
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-5
65
69
71
205
T47
Rak Cho
KOR
-5
69
67
69
205
T55
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-4
69
65
72
206
T55
Clement Sordet
FRA
-4
66
70
70
206
T55
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-4
69
66
71
206
T55
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-4
68
67
71
206
T55
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
-4
70
66
70
206
T55
Oliver Farr
WAL
-4
69
65
72
206
T55
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-4
67
69
70
206
T62
Robert Karlsson
SWE
-3
65
71
71
207
T62
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-3
66
67
74
207
64
Jamie McLeary
SCO
-2
68
68
72
208
65
Adam Bland
AUS
Par
67
68
75
210
66
Thomas Detry
BEL
1
70
66
75
211
CUT
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-3
68
69
-
137
CUT
Chris Paisley
ENG
-3
67
70
-
137
CUT
David Horsey
ENG
-3
69
68
-
137
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-3
68
69
-
137
CUT
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-3
73
64
-
137
CUT
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-3
71
66
-
137
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
-3
68
69
-
137
CUT
Jeff Winther
SWE
-3
70
67
-
137
CUT
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-3
69
68
-
137
CUT
Lasse Jensen
DNK
-3
67
70
-
137
CUT
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-3
68
69
-
137
CUT
Matt Kuchar
USA
-3
68
69
-
137
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
-3
68
69
-
137
CUT
Paul Dunne
IRL
-3
67
70
-
137
CUT
Peter Hanson
SWE
-3
66
71
-
137
CUT
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
-3
67
70
-
137
CUT
Ashun Wu
CHI
-2
69
69
-
138
CUT
Bradley Neil
SCO
-2
68
70
-
138
CUT
Charlie Ford
ENG
-2
70
68
-
138
CUT
Chris Hanson
ENG
-2
71
67
-
138
CUT
Chris Wood
ENG
-2
68
70
-
138
CUT
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-2
70
68
-
138
CUT
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-2
71
67
-
138
CUT
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-2
68
70
-
138
CUT
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-2
70
68
-
138
CUT
Laurie Canter
ENG
-2
67
71
-
138
CUT
Martin Laird
SCO
-2
72
66
-
138
CUT
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-2
66
72
-
138
CUT
Ross Fisher
ENG
-2
70
68
-
138
CUT
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
-2
68
70
-
138
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-2
70
68
-
138
CUT
Andrew Dodt
AUS
-1
71
68
-
139
CUT
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-1
69
70
-
139
CUT
Chase Koepka
USA
-1
69
70
-
139
CUT
Daniel Im
USA
-1
69
70
-
139
CUT
David Drysdale
SCO
-1
69
70
-
139
CUT
David Howell
ENG
-1
70
69
-
139
CUT
Ernie Els
RSA
-1
70
69
-
139
CUT
George Coetzee
RSA
-1
69
70
-
139
CUT
Gregory Havret
FRA
-1
70
69
-
139
CUT
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-1
70
69
-
139
CUT
Lee Slattery
ENG
-1
69
70
-
139
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
-1
68
71
-
139
CUT
Martin Kaymer
GER
-1
69
70
-
139
CUT
Peter Whiteford
SCO
-1
65
74
-
139
CUT
Phil Mickelson
USA
-1
70
69
-
139
CUT
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-1
72
67
-
139
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
-1
69
70
-
139
CUT
Richard Bland
ENG
-1
68
71
-
139
CUT
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-1
71
68
-
139
CUT
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-1
68
71
-
139
CUT
Adrien Saddier
SCO
Par
70
70
-
140
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
Par
73
67
-
140
CUT
Darren Clarke
NIR
Par
71
69
-
140
CUT
Julian Suri
USA
Par
69
71
-
140
CUT
Matthias Schwab
AUT
Par
67
73
-
140
CUT
Nino Bertasio
ITA
Par
72
68
-
140
CUT
Peter Uihlein
USA
Par
72
68
-
140
CUT
Ryan Evans
ENG
Par
71
69
-
140
CUT
Sebastien Gros
FRA
Par
71
69
-
140
CUT
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
Par
71
69
-
140
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
Par
74
66
-
140
CUT
Andy Sullivan
ENG
1
71
70
-
141
CUT
Austin Connelly
CAN
1
72
69
-
141
CUT
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
1
70
71
-
141
CUT
Daniel Brooks
ENG
1
68
73
-
141
CUT
Kevin Chappell
USA
1
69
72
-
141
CUT
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
1
75
66
-
141
CUT
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
1
71
70
-
141
CUT
Paul Waring
ENG
1
67
74
-
141
CUT
Renato Paratore
ITA
1
73
68
-
141
CUT
Romain Wattel
FRA
1
68
73
-
141
CUT
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
1
70
71
-
141
CUT
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
2
68
74
-
142
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
2
71
71
-
142
CUT
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
2
71
71
-
142
CUT
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
3
71
72
-
143
CUT
Matt Wallace
ENG
3
71
72
-
143
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
3
70
73
-
143
CUT
Thomas Aiken
RSA
3
72
71
-
143
CUT
Carlos Pigem
ESP
4
69
75
-
144
CUT
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
4
72
72
-
144
CUT
Padraig Harrington
IRL
4
73
71
-
144
CUT
Conor O'Neil
SCO
5
72
73
-
145
CUT
David Lipsky
USA
6
73
73
-
146
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
8
74
74
-
148
CUT
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
8
71
77
-
148
CUT
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
8
70
78
-
148
CUT
Brett Rumford
AUS
10
72
78
-
150
RET
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
Par
72
-
-
72
Pos.
Player
Nat
Score
Total
1
Jens Dantorp
SWE
-13
197
T2
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-12
198
T2
Marcel Siem
GER
-12
198
T2
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-12
198
T2
Rickie Fowler
USA
-12
198
T2
Ryan Fox
NZL
-12
198
T2
Scott Hend
AUS
-12
198
T8
Aaron Rai
ENG
-11
199
T8
Russell Knox
SCO
-11
199
T8
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
-11
199
T11
Brandon Stone
RSA
-10
200
T11
Dean Burmester
RSA
-10
200
T11
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-10
200
T11
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
-10
200
T11
Justin Rose
ENG
-10
200
T11
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-10
200
T11
Trevor Immelman
RSA
-10
200
T18
Charley Hoffman
USA
-9
201
T18
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-9
201
T18
Gavin Green
MAS
-9
201
T18
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-9
201
T18
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-9
201
T18
Luke List
USA
-9
201
T18
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-9
201
T18
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-9
201
T18
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-9
201
T27
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-8
202
T27
Haotong Li
CHN
-8
202
T27
Ian Poulter
ENG
-8
202
T27
Justin Walters
RSA
-8
202
T27
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
-8
202
T27
Pedro Oriol
ESP
-8
202
T27
Steven Brown
ENG
-8
202
T34
Danny Willett
ENG
-7
203
T34
Lee Westwood
ENG
-7
203
T34
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-7
203
T34
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-7
203
T34
Patrick Reed
USA
-7
203
T34
Robert Rock
ENG
-7
203
T34
Scott Fernandez
ESP
-7
203
T41
Alexander Levy
FRA
-6
204
T41
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-6
204
T41
James Morrison
ENG
-6
204
T41
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-6
204
T41
Richard Sterne
RSA
-6
204
T41
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
-6
204
T47
Cameron Smith
AUS
-5
205
T47
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-5
205
T47
Connor Syme
SCO
-5
205
T47
Duncan Stewart
SCO
-5
205
T47
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-5
205
T47
Jordan Smith
ENG
-5
205
T47
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-5
205
T47
Rak Cho
KOR
-5
205
T55
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-4
206
T55
Clement Sordet
FRA
-4
206
T55
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-4
206
T55
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-4
206
T55
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
-4
206
T55
Oliver Farr
WAL
-4
206
T55
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-4
206
T62
Robert Karlsson
SWE
-3
207
T62
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-3
207
64
Jamie McLeary
SCO
-2
208
65
Adam Bland
AUS
Par
210
66
Thomas Detry
BEL
1
211
CUT
Bradley Dredge
WAL
-3
137
CUT
Chris Paisley
ENG
-3
137
CUT
David Horsey
ENG
-3
137
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-3
137
CUT
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-3
137
CUT
Nacho Elvira
ESP
-3
137
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
-3
137
CUT
Jeff Winther
SWE
-3
137
CUT
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-3
137
CUT
Lasse Jensen
DNK
-3
137
CUT
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-3
137
CUT
Matt Kuchar
USA
-3
137
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
-3
137
CUT
Paul Dunne
IRL
-3
137
CUT
Peter Hanson
SWE
-3
137
CUT
Soo-Min Lee
KOR
-3
137
CUT
Ashun Wu
CHI
-2
138
CUT
Bradley Neil
SCO
-2
138
CUT
Charlie Ford
ENG
-2
138
CUT
Chris Hanson
ENG
-2
138
CUT
Chris Wood
ENG
-2
138
CUT
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
-2
138
CUT
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-2
138
CUT
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-2
138
CUT
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-2
138
CUT
Laurie Canter
ENG
-2
138
CUT
Martin Laird
SCO
-2
138
CUT
Richie Ramsay
SCO
-2
138
CUT
Ross Fisher
ENG
-2
138
CUT
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
-2
138
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
FIN
-2
138
CUT
Andrew Dodt
AUS
-1
139
CUT
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-1
139
CUT
Chase Koepka
USA
-1
139
CUT
Daniel Im
USA
-1
139
CUT
David Drysdale
SCO
-1
139
CUT
David Howell
ENG
-1
139
CUT
Ernie Els
RSA
-1
139
CUT
George Coetzee
RSA
-1
139
CUT
Gregory Havret
FRA
-1
139
CUT
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-1
139
CUT
Lee Slattery
ENG
-1
139
CUT
Marc Warren
SCO
-1
139
CUT
Martin Kaymer
GER
-1
139
CUT
Peter Whiteford
SCO
-1
139
CUT
Phil Mickelson
USA
-1
139
CUT
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-1
139
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
-1
139
CUT
Richard Bland
ENG
-1
139
CUT
Scott Jamieson
SCO
-1
139
CUT
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-1
139
CUT
Adrien Saddier
SCO
Par
140
CUT
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
Par
140
CUT
Darren Clarke
NIR
Par
140
CUT
Julian Suri
USA
Par
140
CUT
Matthias Schwab
AUT
Par
140
CUT
Nino Bertasio
ITA
Par
140
CUT
Peter Uihlein
USA
Par
140
CUT
Ryan Evans
ENG
Par
140
CUT
Sebastien Gros
FRA
Par
140
CUT
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
Par
140
CUT
Zander Lombard
RSA
Par
140
CUT
Andy Sullivan
ENG
1
141
CUT
Austin Connelly
CAN
1
141
CUT
Callum Shinkwin
ENG
1
141
CUT
Daniel Brooks
ENG
1
141
CUT
Kevin Chappell
USA
1
141
CUT
Matthew Baldwin
ENG
1
141
CUT
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
FRA
1
141
CUT
Paul Waring
ENG
1
141
CUT
Renato Paratore
ITA
1
141
CUT
Romain Wattel
FRA
1
141
CUT
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
1
141
CUT
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
2
142
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
2
142
CUT
Mikko Ilonen
FIN
2
142
CUT
Jamie Donaldson
WAL
3
143
CUT
Matt Wallace
ENG
3
143
CUT
Sam Brazel
AUS
3
143
CUT
Thomas Aiken
RSA
3
143
CUT
Carlos Pigem
ESP
4
144
CUT
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
4
144
CUT
Padraig Harrington
IRL
4
144
CUT
Conor O'Neil
SCO
5
145
CUT
David Lipsky
USA
6
146
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
8
148
CUT
Maximilian Kieffer
GER
8
148
CUT
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
8
148
CUT
Brett Rumford
AUS
10
150
RET
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
Par
72