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 4

Stone rolls into record books in Scotland

July 15, 2018

South Africa's Brandon Stone equalled the lowest round in European Tour history to win the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, the fifth Rolex Series event on the 2018 Race to Dubai.

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“It's incredible. If I'm going to be brutally honest, I had no idea what my score was until I walked on the 18th green. It was just one of those days where everything went well, hit it great, holed some beautiful putts, and obviously to walk away with 60 having missed an eight-footer was a slight disappointment, but I won't really complain."

The 25 year old became the 18th player to shoot 60 – Darren Clarke has done it twice – and the fourth to do so on a Sunday on their way to lifting the trophy.

Stone's scintillating ten under par effort at Gullane Golf Club got him to 20 under par for a four-shot victory. He began the final round three shots off the lead but turned in 31 and picked up birdies on the tenth, 12th, 14th and 15th before holing a curling eagle putt from 30 feet on the par-five16th. His round was was almost one better, but he missed from seven feet on the last for what would have been the first 59 on the EuropeanTour.

“Obviously the wedge shots on 15 and 16 were quite pivotal, gave myself fantastic opportunities there. And then the putt on 16 is pretty much where you could say the tournament was won for me. I felt great. I knew I just needed to make three more good swings, and when that thing went home, the emotions came flooding in. I had to really struggle to keep it in."

He has now won in three consecutive seasons and becomes the second South African to clinch a Rolex Series title, following Branden Grace's victory at the 2017 Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player.

“It's been a long 18-month journey, making a few changes, but the swing felt incredible today. The putting felt even better, the mental state was flawless. So, a day where you're shooting 60 and winning the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open is something I'm going to hold dear to my heart for a long time."

To round off a super Sunday on the links he also booked his place at next week's Open Championship in Carnoustie, alongside runner up Eddie Pepperell who raced to the turn in 30 and briefly led by two shots before Stone's barrage of birdies, and Sweden's Jens Dantorp, who finished on 15 under par alongside South African Major winner Trevor Immelman and American Luke List.

“We are now playing at Carnoustie, and that golf course can humble you very quickly. So I'm under no elusions I'm going to have to do my preparation correctly. I'm going to hopefully get in there tomorrow. Hopefully I can find accommodation, if I'm going to be honest. I wasn't exactly planning on going through. But it was a fantastic week this week, and hopefully I can build on this and get a few more results.”

2015 champion Rickie Fowler of the United States, Belgian Thomas Pieters and New Zealand's Ryan Fox finished one shot further back.

Stephen Gallacher was the highest placed Scottish finisher as he and 2014 winner Justin Rose joined a group of five players on 13 under par.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Brandon Stone
RSA
-20
70
64
66
60
260
2
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-16
67
63
70
64
264
T3
Jens Dantorp
SWE
-15
64
65
68
68
265
T3
Luke List
USA
-15
63
69
69
64
265
T3
Trevor Immelman
RSA
-15
68
64
68
65
265
T6
Rickie Fowler
USA
-14
64
66
68
68
266
T6
Ryan Fox
NZL
-14
67
68
63
68
266
T6
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-14
68
68
64
66
266
T9
Aaron Rai
ENG
-13
69
63
67
68
267
T9
Dean Burmester
RSA
-13
68
67
65
67
267
T9
Justin Rose
ENG
-13
67
66
67
67
267
T9
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-13
70
66
65
66
267
T9
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
-13
65
64
70
68
267
T14
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-12
70
66
66
66
268
T14
Marcel Siem
GER
-12
66
67
65
70
268
T14
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-12
68
66
64
70
268
T14
Richard Sterne
RSA
-12
65
71
68
64
268
T14
Scott Hend
AUS
-12
66
69
63
70
268
T19
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-11
67
64
67
71
269
T19
Charley Hoffman
USA
-11
67
66
68
68
269
T19
Danny Willett
ENG
-11
66
68
69
66
269
T19
Gavin Green
MAS
-11
69
67
65
68
269
T23
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-10
65
67
72
66
270
T23
Haotong Li
CHN
-10
66
65
71
68
270
T23
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
-10
67
69
64
70
270
T23
Justin Walters
RSA
-10
66
69
67
68
270
T23
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-10
65
70
66
69
270
T23
Patrick Reed
USA
-10
65
69
69
67
270
T23
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-10
67
65
69
69
270
T30
Ian Poulter
ENG
-9
66
67
69
69
271
T30
Rak Cho
KOR
-9
69
67
69
66
271
T32
Connor Syme
SCO
-8
71
62
72
67
272
T32
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-8
67
66
68
71
272
T32
James Morrison
ENG
-8
69
65
70
68
272
T32
Jordan Smith
ENG
-8
67
67
71
67
272
T32
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-8
69
65
67
71
272
T32
Lee Westwood
ENG
-8
64
67
72
69
272
T32
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-8
67
69
70
66
272
T32
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-8
68
68
68
68
272
T32
Steven Brown
ENG
-8
69
64
69
70
272
T32
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
-8
68
65
71
68
272
T42
Cameron Smith
AUS
-7
68
68
69
68
273
T42
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-7
69
66
70
68
273
T42
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-7
69
67
65
72
273
T42
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
-7
69
65
68
71
273
T42
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-7
67
67
69
70
273
T42
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-7
70
65
68
70
273
T42
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-7
66
67
74
66
273
T49
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-6
69
65
72
68
274
T49
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-6
68
67
71
68
274
T49
Oliver Farr
WAL
-6
69
65
72
68
274
T49
Robert Karlsson
SWE
-6
65
71
71
67
274
T49
Robert Rock
ENG
-6
64
63
76
71
274
T49
Russell Knox
SCO
-6
66
67
66
75
274
T55
Alexander Levy
FRA
-5
68
66
70
71
275
T55
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-5
65
69
71
70
275
T55
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
-5
70
66
70
69
275
T58
Clement Sordet
FRA
-4
66
70
70
70
276
T58
Duncan Stewart
SCO
-4
70
64
71
71
276
T58
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-4
72
61
72
71
276
T58
Jamie McLeary
SCO
-4
68
68
72
68
276
T58
Scott Fernandez
ESP
-4
64
67
72
73
276
63
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-3
69
66
71
71
277
T64
Pedro Oriol
ESP
-1
71
65
66
77
279
T64
Thomas Detry
BEL
-1
70
66
75
68
279
66
Adam Bland
AUS
Par
67
68
75
70
280
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
To Par
Total
1
Brandon Stone
RSA
-20
260
2
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-16
264
T3
Jens Dantorp
SWE
-15
265
T3
Luke List
USA
-15
265
T3
Trevor Immelman
RSA
-15
265
T6
Rickie Fowler
USA
-14
266
T6
Ryan Fox
NZL
-14
266
T6
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-14
266
T9
Aaron Rai
ENG
-13
267
T9
Dean Burmester
RSA
-13
267
T9
Justin Rose
ENG
-13
267
T9
Stephen Gallacher
SCO
-13
267
T9
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
-13
267
T14
Andrea Pavan
ITA
-12
268
T14
Marcel Siem
GER
-12
268
T14
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-12
268
T14
Richard Sterne
RSA
-12
268
T14
Scott Hend
AUS
-12
268
T19
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-11
269
T19
Charley Hoffman
USA
-11
269
T19
Danny Willett
ENG
-11
269
T19
Gavin Green
MAS
-11
269
T23
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-10
270
T23
Haotong Li
CHN
-10
270
T23
Joakim Lagergren
SWE
-10
270
T23
Justin Walters
RSA
-10
270
T23
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-10
270
T23
Patrick Reed
USA
-10
270
T23
Sam Horsfield
ENG
-10
270
T30
Ian Poulter
ENG
-9
271
T30
Rak Cho
KOR
-9
271
T32
Connor Syme
SCO
-8
272
T32
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-8
272
T32
James Morrison
ENG
-8
272
T32
Jordan Smith
ENG
-8
272
T32
Jorge Campillo
ESP
-8
272
T32
Lee Westwood
ENG
-8
272
T32
Oliver Fisher
ENG
-8
272
T32
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-8
272
T32
Steven Brown
ENG
-8
272
T32
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
-8
272
T42
Cameron Smith
AUS
-7
273
T42
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-7
273
T42
Darren Fichardt
RSA
-7
273
T42
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
-7
273
T42
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
-7
273
T42
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-7
273
T42
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
-7
273
T49
Benjamin Hebert
FRA
-6
274
T49
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
-6
274
T49
Oliver Farr
WAL
-6
274
T49
Robert Karlsson
SWE
-6
274
T49
Robert Rock
ENG
-6
274
T49
Russell Knox
SCO
-6
274
T55
Alexander Levy
FRA
-5
275
T55
Julien Guerrier
FRA
-5
275
T55
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
-5
275
T58
Clement Sordet
FRA
-4
276
T58
Duncan Stewart
SCO
-4
276
T58
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
-4
276
T58
Jamie McLeary
SCO
-4
276
T58
Scott Fernandez
ESP
-4
276
63
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-3
277
T64
Pedro Oriol
ESP
-1
279
T64
Thomas Detry
BEL
-1
279
66
Adam Bland
AUS
Par
280
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