Aussie claims Scottish Open with playoff birdie

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Australia's Min Woo Lee won a three-way playoff against Matt Fitzpatrick and Thomas Detry astatine the Scottish Open connected Sunday to clinch his 2nd European Tour title.

Lee birdied the archetypal other spread aft the trio had finished tied connected 18-under par astatine The Renaissance Club pursuing a 90-minute upwind hold precocious successful the last round.

Lee and Detry besides secured places successful the British Open astatine Royal St. George's, with England's Jack Senior claiming the last 1 connected connection acknowledgment to a necktie for 10th.

The 22-year-old Lee, whose sister Minjee Lee was runner-up successful the Ladies Scottish Open astatine adjacent Gullane successful 2018, had earlier birdied six holes successful a enactment from the 3rd connected his mode to a flawless closing seven-under 64.

That acceptable the clubhouse people connected 18-under and the last brace of Fitzpatrick and Detry were the lone players susceptible of matching it aft rounds of 67.

Min Woo Lee of Australia celebrates with the trophy aft winning the abrdn Scottish Open. (Getty)

Ian Poulter, Ryan Palmer and past week's Irish Open victor Lucas Herbert finished a changeable behind, with U.S. Open champion Jon Rahm different changeable backmost successful seventh, a effect which means helium loses his No. 1 ranking to Dustin Johnson.

On an highly crowded leaderboard, Detry had emerged from a five-way necktie for the pb with a birdie connected the 13th. But the Belgian past missed from adjacent scope for par connected the 14th astatine the infinitesimal the hooters sounded to suspend play owed to the menace of lightning.

When play resumed Lee was the archetypal to instrumentality vantage of the pivotal par-five 16th and his birdie was subsequently matched by Detry and Fitzpatrick, with Lee past leaving a birdie putt connected the 18th conscionable inches abbreviated of the hole.

Min Woo Lee of Australia celebrates triumph connected the 18th greenish aft his birdie successful the playoff hole. (Getty)

He made nary specified mistake erstwhile the trio returned to the 18th for abrupt decease however, holing from 9 feet for the winning birdie.

Australia's Wade Ormsby had earlier won 204 bottles of whisky for making a hole-in-one connected the 12th, 1 vessel for each gait of the hole.

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