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Fowler lands Scottish Open title

2015-07-13 08:00
Rickie Fowler won the 2015 Scottish Open (Gallo Images)

London - American Rickie Fowler birdied the last hole to win a gripping Scottish Open by one shot from compatriot Matt Kuchar and Frenchman Raphael Jacquelin on Sunday.

The 26-year-old Fowler, who won this year's U.S. PGA Tour Players Championship, matched Kuchar's closing 68 at Gullane to lift the trophy with a 12-under-par total and give himself the perfect tonic going into this week's British Open at St Andrews.

British duo Eddie Pepperell and Marc Warren, who carded a fourth-round 64, and Dutchman Joost Luiten finished a shot further back in a tie for fourth place.

Former world number one Luke Donald fired a fine closing 66 to end on nine-under-par, a fourth successive round under 70 for the Briton who, like Fowler, will be bidding for his first major title at the home of golf.

Final scores:

268 - Rickie Fowler (USA) 66-68-66-68

269 - Matt Kuchar (USA) 66-68-67-68, Raphael Jacquelin (FRA) 68-67-64-70

270 - Marc Warren (SCO) 70-67-69-64, Eddie Pepperell (ENG) 70-66-65-69, Joost Luiten (NED) 71-63-66-70

271 - Luke Donald (ENG) 69-67-69-66, Ross Fisher (ENG) 70-65-68-68, Daniel Brooks (ENG) 64-65-69-73

272 - Miguel Angel Jimenez (ESP) 69-65-68-70, Rikard Karlberg (SWE) 67-71-70-64, Y.E. Yang (KOR) 68-67-70-67, David Howell (ENG) 68-70-66-68, Victor Dubuisson (FRA) 70-66-68-68, Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) 67-66-67-72, Russell Knox (SCO) 67-68-66-71

273 - Richard Finch (ENG) 65-68-72-68, Andrew Johnson (ENG) 67-67-71-68, Branden Grace (RSA) 69-66-68-70, Paul Lawrie (SCO) 67-67-69-70, Ben Martin (USA) 69-66-68-70

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