European Tour

Sweden's Noren wins Scottish Open

2016-07-10 20:57
Alex Noren (AP)

Inverness - Sweden's Alex Noren heads into next week's British Open Championship in the best possible form after capturing the Scottish Open in Inverness on Sunday.

Noren, who turns 34 on Tuesday, celebrated a fifth European Tour victory courtesy of a closing round 70 and winning by a shot with a 14-under par tally in rainy conditions on the Castle Stuart course in northern Scotland.

England's Tyrrell Hatton birdied the last hole in a round of 69 to take second place on 13-under par.

Three players -- Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts (66), New Zealand's Danny Lee (69) and Italy's Matteo Manassero (70) -- shared third place on 12-under par.

Manassero's effort is his highest finish on the European Tour since fourth in the same event two years ago, and also earned the 23-year old a place in the British Open.

Joining Manassero in securing spots into Royal Troon near Glasgow, where the British Open starts on Thursday, were Hatton, Colsaerts and Scotland's Richie Ramsay (67) who shared sixth place on 11-under par.

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