European TourJuly 10, 2016

Scottish Open: Alex Noren wins by a stroke

Alex Noren finished the Scottish Open at 14 under, securing his fifth career European Tour win.
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Alex Noren secured his fifth career European Tour victory, finishing at 14-under 274 at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. Noren, the 33-year-old Swede, shot a final round two-under 70 at Castle Stuart Golf Links in Inverness, nailing down a one-stroke win over Tyrrell Hatton.

Noren held the outright lead from the second round, and recorded just four bogeys over 72 holes. This is his first career win at the Scottish Open, and his first victory of the year.

Hatton, looking for his first European Tour win, shot a three-under 69 on Sunday, wrapping up at 13 under for the tournament. He finished in sole possession of second place.

Danny Lee, playing on the European Tour following the cancellation of the Greenbrier Classic where he would have been the defending champion, finished the Scottish Open at 12 under. His final round was a bogeyfree 69, slotting him in a tie for third with Matteo Manassero and Nicolas Colsaerts. Lee is donating $500 to the flood-relief efforts in West Virginia for every birdie he made this week, equaling a total of $8,500.

Manassero shot a final round bogeyfree two-under 70. The 23-year-old Italian is looking for his first win since 2013.

Andy Sullivan and Richie Ramsay finished tied for sixth at 11 under, with Jorge Campillo and Callum Shinkwin tied for eighth at 10 under.

Patrick Reed, ranked 13th in the world, shot a five-under 67, moving to nine under and tied for 10th with Graeme McDowell and Russell Knox.

Phil Mickelson was resurgent in the final tuneup before the British Open, shooting a six-under 66 on Sunday. Finishing the tournament at seven under 281, he tied for 13th.


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