European Tour

Playoff agony for Grace

2013-07-14 21:04
Branden Grace (AFP)

Both players had ended regulation play tied at 17-under par with Grace posting a 69 and finding his way into the playoff when Mickelson horribly three-putted the last hole for bogey in a round of 68.

However, Mickelson then brilliantly played one of his trademark wedge shots landing his 45-yard third shot a few feet past the hole before the ball spun back to some six inches from the cup for the easiest of birdies, while Grace missed his birdie putt from 25-feet.

After three years at the Castle Stuart course in Inverness, the tournament is moving in 2014 for just one year east to Aberdeen and Royal Aberdeen that hosted the 2011 Walker Cup.

Leading scores from final round of the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart on Sunday (par 72; GBR and IRL unless stated):

271 - Phil Mickelson (USA) 66 70 66 69 (Mickelson won at first play-off hole), Branden Grace (RSA) 71 65 66 69

273 - Joachim B Hansen (DEN) 68 65 69 71, Henrik Stenson (SWE) 70 64 66 73

274 - John Parry 64 72 66 72, Gareth Maybin 69 70 64 71, Martin Laird 68 69 69 68

275 - Nicolas Colsaerts (BEL) 70 68 68 69, Raphael Jacquelin (FRA) 68 70 65 72

277 - Peter Uihlein (USA) 67 66 70 74, Marcel Siem (GER) 67 69 72 69

278 - Brooks Koepka (USA) 70 68 68 72, Hennie Otto (RSA) 70 70 66 72, Eddie Pepperell 69 69 68 72, Simon Dyson 70 69 69 70, Christopher Doak 66 66 73 73

279 - Ricardo Gonzalez (ARG) 70 68 68 73, Tommy Fleetwood 70 67 68 74, Lorenzo Gagli (ITA) 67 67 70 75, David Lynn 69 70 68 72, Victor Dubuisson (FRA 68 66 74 71, Simon Khan 65 69 70 75, Seve Benson 69 69 71 70

 

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