Brandon Stone of South Africa equalled the lowest ever round in European Tour history, 60, to win the Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Brandon cared -10 under 60 to win the Scottish Open with a -20 under par total, and a four stroke winning margin. He had an eight foot putt on the last hole to record a magical 59, but missed it, although phenomenal putting all week helped him win;
“I putted phenomenally all week.”
“It’s incredible, if I’m going to be brutally honest, I had no idea what my score was until I walked on to the 18th green.”
“It was just one of those days where everything went well, hit it great, holed some beautiful putts, and obviously to walk away with 60 having missed an eight-footer was a slight disappointment, but I won’t really complain.”
“My caddie came up to me and said, you don’t get putts like this too often, so I let him read it. I said as we walked on the green, I’m not reading this one. This is completely up to you.”
“I rolled it over his mark, but he did criticize my pace, he said it lacked a little bit of pace. So he probably is right. Didn’t hold its line, but we’ll take it.”
“The putt on 16 is pretty much where you could say the tournament was won for me. I felt great.”
“I knew I just needed to make three more good swings, and when that thing went home, the emotions came flooding in. I had to really struggle to keep it in.”
“Hopefully I can find accommodation for the Open.”
For the record Eddie Pepperell, England, was second, a last round -6 under 64 giving him a -16 under tournament total.
Sharing third place at -15 under were Luke List, USA, Trevor Immelman, South Africa, and Jens Dantorp of Sweden.