He is the best golfer around even in fog. Jon Rahm took the lead at the Scottish Open at -11 with Belgium’s Thomas Detry and Englishman Jack Sr. Starting at 10, the world No. 1 completed his first leg in 29 (-6), before returning to the draw. A card of 65 (-6) in the morning mist, to start the final part tomorrow. Thomas Detree also signed 65 today. Six birdies and no bogey for the world’s 100th player, who could land open If he finishes in the top three disqualify.
Jack Sr., the sole leader yesterday, moved into the final run this Friday with Julian Guerrier and Joel Stalter. The Englishman signed 67 to join Rahm and Detri. A group of three players stands at -10, behind the three leaders. Coetzee, Westwood and Fitzpatrick will have the final match tomorrow. Note a solid end of the round for Lee Westwood: Eagle, birdie, birdie to go from -6 to -10.
Eight out of eleven for the blues. Following Victor Dubuis’s withdrawal from Hole 9 this Friday, the French were down to eleven at the Renaissance Faire. Only three would not play the weekend in Scotland: Robin Russell and Raphael Jacqueline (+2), and Benjamin Hebert (-1). On the other hand, it goes for Antoine Rosner and Joel Stalter (-2), Julian Guerrier, Matthew Pavan, Mike Lorenzo-Vera and Romain Langesque (-4). Victor Perez found color after four consecutive missed cuts. French n°1 is -5 after two rounds, especially on his return thanks to four birdies in a row. At -6, Alexander is the first tricolor before Levy moving day.
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