Adrian Otaegui fires 63 to win Scottish Championship at Fairmont St. Andrews
FIFE, Scotland – Spaniard Adrian Otaegui captured his first stroke-play title on the European Tour after taking pictures 9-under 63 within the closing spherical of the Scottish Championship to win by 4 pictures on Sunday.
A scorching streak of eight birdies in 11 holes, starting on the fifth gap, noticed Otaegui overhaul third-round chief Matt Wallace, who started the day with a three-stroke benefit however might solely end with a 71.
Full-field scores from the Scottish Championship
Otaegui’s earlier two wins on the European Tour had been match-play occasions – and certainly one of them was in Scotland, too, on the Paul Lawrie Match Play in 2017. His different was on the Belgian Knockout the next 12 months.
Otaegui began the week taking pictures 62 within the first spherical and nearly matched that on Sunday because of a outstanding show of placing, which included a protracted putt from off the inexperienced at No. 13 for certainly one of his 10 birdies general. That capped a run of three birdies, which he additionally had at Nos. 7-9 as he accelerated away from his rivals across the flip at Fairmont St. Andrews.
Highlights: Otaegui wins Scottish Championship with closing 63
Otaegui was 23 beneath general for the week.
Wallace shot 65-67-66 in his first three rounds however couldn’t replicate these performances on Sunday as he sought his fifth European Tour title, and first since September 2018.
Wallace bogeyed No. 1 as Otaegui made birdie, and had misplaced his in a single day lead by the point he dropped one other shot at No. 8.
Aaron Rai, who gained the Scottish Open firstly of the month, closed with a 66 to complete in outright third place.