abrdn Scottish Open R1

Jack Senior takes opening lead at the Renaissance Club

Scottish Open 2021 R1
July 08-11
The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland
$8,000,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

Scottish Open 2021 R1 - Jack Senior takes opening lead at the Renaissance
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World Number 353 Jack Senior carded a bogey-free 64 to take a one shot lead at the abrdn Scottish Open, making his second Rolex Series start at the Renaissance Club.


Scottish Open 2021 R1

“It’s a great field but, at the end of the day, you’re still out there playing the golf course. Doesn’t matter how good the field is or anything like that. All you can do is control what you’re doing and try and do your best on the golf course and not particularly worried about the field.

“I mean, if you consistently hit golf shots out there and try to perform to the best of your ability, I’m sure that might stand me in good stead.”


Scottish Open 2021 R1

Senior has scored just two top-10s in sixty one starts on the European Tour and has won twice on the European Challenge Tour.

“I’ve won at every single level I’ve played at. I think that’s something that I’ve always been good at.


Scottish Open 2021 R1

“I can get across the line and I feel comfortable when I’m at the top of the leaderboard. I don’t shy away from the top of the leaderboard and when I’m out in front, I don’t tend to back away.

“I tend to try to keep the foot on the pedal and I’m going to have to do that this week because there’s going to be very little wind over the next three days and you’re going to have to keep hitting good shots and keep rolling the putts in.”

Lee Westwood and Justin Thomas lie one behind at 6-under after bogey-free opening rounds with Thomas producing an incredible 90 foot eagle putt at the par-5 7th and achieving his lowest Rolex Series first round.


Scottish Open 2021 R1

“I played it a lot when I lived in Edinburgh a few years ago,” said Westood, “they were kind enough to make me an honorary member here and I came and practised a lot, and the guys are kind to me and have looked after me. I know the golf course really well.

“So I read the greens pretty well here and that was the kind of day it was out there today. You’re going to have a lot of chances. You’ve got to make your fair share. Obviously not all of them are going to go in, so you can’t get too frustrated.

“I’m happy with 65, six under par and it’s a good score to build on for the rest of the week.”


Scottish Open 2021 R1

U.S. Open champion Jon Rahm fired seven birdies and two bogeys for a 66 and is tied in fourth place alongside eight other players, among them Ian Poulter, Tommy Fleetwood and countryman Alvaro Quiros.

Rory McIlroy opened with a 70 having played five birdies and four bogeys and is currently T73 at 1-under.


Scottish Open 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Jack Senior
-7
64
T2
Justin Thomas
-6
65
T2
Lee Westwood
-6
65
T4
George Coetzee
-5
66
T4
Thomas Detry
-5
66
T4
Matt Fitzpatrick
-5
66
T4
Tommy Fleetwood
-5
66
T4
David Horsey
-5
66
T4
Ryan Palmer
-5
66
T4
Ian Poulter
-5
66
T4
Alvaro Quiros
-5
66
T4
Jon Rahm
-5
66
T13
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
-4
67
T13
Oliver Farr
-4
67
T13
Grant Forrest
-4
67
T13
Padraig Harrington
-4
67
T13
Scott Hend
-4
67
T13
Marcus Kinhult
-4
67
T13
Francesco Laporta
-4
67
T13
David Law
-4
67
T13
Wade Ormsby
-4
67
T13
Richie Ramsay
-4
67
T13
Xander Schauffele
-4
67
T13
Sebastian Soderberg
-4
67
T13
Connor Syme
-4
67
T13
Jeff Winther
-4
67
T27
Marcus Armitage
-3
68
T27
Adri Arnaus
-3
68
T27
Jamie Donaldson
-3
68
T27
Julien Guerrier
-3
68
T27
Benjamin Hebert
-3
68
T27
Garrick Higgo
-3
68
T27
Rasmus Højgaard
-3
68
T27
Matthew Jordan
-3
68
T27
Søren Kjeldsen
-3
68
T27
Joakim Lagergren
-3
68
T27
Romain Langasque
-3
68
T27
Min Woo Lee
-3
68
T27
Robert MacIntyre
-3
68
T27
Adrian Otaegui
-3
68
T27
Thomas Pieters
-3
68
T27
Jason Scrivener
-3
68
T27
Graeme Storm
-3
68
T27
Chris Wood
-3
68
T45
Richard Bland
-2
69
T45
Nicolas Colsaerts
-2
69
T45
Oliver Fisher
-2
69
T45
Branden Grace
-2
69
T45
Tyrrell Hatton
-2
69
T45
Sebastian Heisele
-2
69
T45
Lucas Herbert
-2
69
T45
Raphael Jacquelin
-2
69
T45
Andrew Johnston
-2
69
T45
Mikko Korhonen
-2
69
T45
Zander Lombard
-2
69
T45
Joost Luiten
-2
69
T45
Richard McEvoy
-2
69
T45
James Morrison
-2
69
T45
Renato Paratore
-2
69
T45
Matthieu Pavon
-2
69
T45
Victor Perez
-2
69
T45
Tapio Pulkkanen
-2
69
T45
Robert Rock
-2
69
T45
Antoine Rozner
-2
69
T45
Ricardo Santos
-2
69
T45
Callum Shinkwin
-2
69
T45
Matthew Southgate
-2
69
T45
Joel Stalter
-2
69
T45
Brandon Stone
-2
69
T45
Justin Walters
-2
69
T45
Oliver Wilson
-2
69
T45
Will Zalatoris
-2
69
T73
Nino Bertasio
-1
70
T73
Thomas Bjørn
-1
70
T73
Steven Brown
-1
70
T73
John Catlin
-1
70
T73
Ross Fisher
-1
70
T73
Ryan Fox
-1
70
T73
Stephen Gallacher
-1
70
T73
Calum Hill
-1
70
T73
Billy Horschel
-1
70
T73
Scott Jamieson
-1
70
T73
Masahiro Kawamura
-1
70
T73
Alexander Levy
-1
70
T73
Haotong Li
-1
70
T73
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
-1
70
T73
Rory McIlroy
-1
70
T73
Collin Morikawa
-1
70
T73
Eddie Pepperell
-1
70
T73
Shubhankar Sharma
-1
70
T73
Cormac Sharvin
-1
70
T73
Sami Valimaki
-1
70
T73
Johannes Veerman
-1
70
T73
Matt Wallace
-1
70
T73
Darius van Driel
-1
70
T96
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
E
71
T96
Ashley Chesters
E
71
T96
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
E
71
T96
Darren Fichardt
E
71
T96
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
E
71
T96
Rikard Karlberg
E
71
T96
Kurt Kitayama
E
71
T96
Guido Migliozzi
E
71
T96
Edoardo Molinari
E
71
T96
Aaron Rai
E
71
T96
Jordan Smith
E
71
T96
Andy Sullivan
E
71
T96
Julian Suri
E
71
T96
Jimmy Walker
E
71
T96
Bernd Wiesberger
E
71
T96
Fabrizio Zanotti
E
71
T96
Daniel van Tonder
E
71
T113
Thomas Aiken
+1
72
T113
Alexander Björk
+1
72
T113
Sam Burns
+1
72
T113
Laurie Canter
+1
72
T113
Sean Crocker
+1
72
T113
David Drysdale
+1
72
T113
Victor Dubuisson
+1
72
T113
Lorenzo Gagli
+1
72
T113
Gavin Kyle Green
+1
72
T113
Joachim B. Hansen
+1
72
T113
Justin Harding
+1
72
T113
Robin Roussel
+1
72
T113
Scottie Scheffler
+1
72
T113
Matthias Schwab
+1
72
T113
Henrik Stenson
+1
72
T113
Marc Warren
+1
72
T113
Dale Whitnell
+1
72
T113
Danny Willett
+1
72
T131
Dean Burmester
+2
73
T131
Peter Hanson
+2
73
T131
Sam Horsfield
+2
73
T131
Martin Kaymer
+2
73
T131
Maximilian Kieffer
+2
73
T131
Graeme McDowell
+2
73
T131
Francesco Molinari
+2
73
T138
Gaganjeet Bhullar
+3
74
T138
Jonathan Caldwell
+3
74
T138
Ross McGowan
+3
74
T138
Thorbjørn Olesen
+3
74
T138
Haydn Porteous
+3
74
T138
Kalle Samooja
+3
74
T144
David Howell
+4
75
T144
Jazz Janewattananond
+4
75
T144
Adrian Meronk
+4
75
T144
Paul Waring
+4
75
T148
Maverick Antcliff
+5
76
T148
Jorge Campillo
+5
76
T148
Corey Conners
+5
76
T148
Paul O’Hara
+5
76
T152
Lucas Bjerregaard
+6
77
T152
Pablo Larrazabal
+6
77
T152
Wilco Nienaber
+6
77
T152
Chris Paisley
+6
77
T152
Andrea Pavan
+6
77