Scottish Open. Bernd Wins Play-Off.

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Bernd Wiesberger and Benjamin Herbert tied for the Scottish Open title after 72 holes at the The Renaissance Club  in Scotland with -22 under par totals. Bernd won at the third extra hole, the par four 18th.Bernd Wiesberger (Getty Images)         Bernd / getty

Bernd, Austria, carded a last round -2 under 69, while Benjamin from France signed for a -9 under 62 to get into the play-off.

Bernd is coming back from injury

“We just dug in there, I would have loved to seal it off with a couple of pars coming in but sometimes it just tests you.”

“I’m very grateful for how it turned out.”

“I’ve always enjoyed coming to the links, Scottish links, and I’ve had nice success here in Scotland and it’s just really, really nice to be able to stand here with the trophy at the end of the day. It was a long day but somehow I managed.”

“Being in places where you have no control over what is going to happen next all of last year makes it just a lot sweeter and you appreciate it a lot more.”

Romain Langasque, France. carded a final round -4 under par 67 to take third place with a -20 under total.

Andrew Beef Johnson, England was in the group in fourth place at -19 under, his last round effort of -9 under 62  has earned him a place at The Open

“I want to do so well out here and win tournaments. I think the pressure I put myself under after 2016 was too much. Expectations were way too high.”

“I should have been having fun with it.”

“So a day like today is special. I got to six, seven, eight under and just tried to roll with it and enjoy it. Whatever I finished with, I wasn’t going to be fussed. I’m happy.

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John Deere Classic. Two Tied at the Top.

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There two players tied at the top of the John Deere Classic leaderboard after 54 holes at TPC Deere Run, Andrew Landry and Cameron Tringale.

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Andrew, -4 under par 67 today, and Cameron with -6 under 65 are tied at the top of the John Deere Classic leaderboard with -16 under totals.

Cameron is concentrating on his game plan;

“Some golf courses you can leaderboard watch, but this is not one of them.”

“You want to stay with your game plan.”

Andrew bogeyed the first, then recovered;

“The bogey on the first hole was a shot in the leg.”

“But I was able to get out of there myself and birdie the next two, which gave me some momentum.”

There are also two players tied in third place, just one shot back at -15 under par. Bill Haas, -7 under 64, and Adam Schenk, -5 under 66 today.

Bill escaped from the passenger seat of a car crash that killed his friend, the driver. The accident happened in 2015, but the memory still haunts him;

“I don’t know if it ever leaves you. But at the same time, I’m just trying to be the best I can be out here.” 

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Marathon Classic. Sei Young Kim Still Leads.

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Sei Young Kim from South Korea still has the Marathon Classic lead after 54 holes at  Highland Meadows Golf Club.

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Sei Young found it difficult in the wind today, but still managed to card -5 under 66 in the third round to stay on top of the Marathon Classic leaderboard at -16 under par;

“It was a little tough to judge the distance, wind very gusty, on and off.”

“Tomorrow, I play with Lexi Thompson, one of my favorite players.”

“I’m very exciting play with her. I’m very confident right now. Play same as last three days.”

Lexi Thompson is in second place, one shot back at -15 under, after her third round of -6 under par 65. Lexi also mentioned the wind today;

“It was a lot windier today, a little bit different direction, but not a big difference.”

“It was just gusty.  It was a little bit more to deal with and then firmer greens in the afternoon, but it was a good test.”

U.S. Women’s Open champion Jeongeun Lee6  has third place, only -2 under 69 today leaving her at -12 under for the tournament;

“My tee shot was not very good, especially my iron shots.”

“It was so hard to control my shots. There weren’t a lot of birdies today.”

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Marathon Classic. Sei Young Kim Has Half-Way Lead.

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Sei Young Kim of South Korea has the Marathon Classic lead at the half-way point at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Ohio.

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Sei Young fired a bogey free second round -7 under par 64 to lead the Marathon Classic after 36 holes with a -11 under par tournament total;

“My play wasn’t good the last two weeks, I’m just trying to do my best this week.”

“So, I’m very happy with the better result than I expected.”

Lucky six girl from South Korea, the  U.S. Women’s Open champion Jeongeun Lee6 is one stroke back at -10 under par, after her second round -5 under par 66;

“It was pretty good, the greens were not too soft, not too firm.”

“It was so easy to play with my second shot in order to control my shots. Satisfied with it.”

Three American ladies are then tied in third place at -9 under; Stacy Lewis, -3 under 68 today, Jennifer Kupcho, -5 under 66, and Lexi Thompson with second round -4 under 67.

Stacy is enjoying the competition;

“I love it,

 “It was pressure at first, but now it’s fun.”

“It’s nice having the crew out there behind me and give them something to cheer about this year, which is awesome.”

Jennifer has good putting this week;

“I’m hitting the ball really good this week, reading the putts well, and putting good rolls on them.”

Lexi is returning from a two week break from golf;

“I just took yesterday’s round and came into today with the same confidence and same mindset.”

“Just firing at pins and focusing on one shot at a time. I feel good with where my game is at.”

“It was perfect weather. Couldn’t ask for anything better.”

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Scottish Open.Bernd Wiesberger In Control.

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Bernd Wiesberger has control of the Scottish Open, and will take a two stroke advantage into the final round tomorrow at The Renaissance Club in Scotland.

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Bernd, from Austria carded a third round -6 under par 65 to post -20 at the top of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open leaderboard, the lowest 54 for hole total for this event, giving him a two shot advantage for the final round tomorrow;

“I’m just enjoying being out there and not looking ahead too far.”

“It’s still a lot of golf to be played.”

“Being in the position the last few weeks or being there in the round does help but it’s always a bit nerve wracking and a bit of a different situation.”

Holding second place at -18 under is Erik Van Rooyen of South Africa, he signed for -4 under 67 today, and os looking for his maiden Tour win

“I’ve got a lot of experience now, there’s 18 holes to go, a lot of guys that can still play well.”

“We’ve seen some low scores these three days, 61s, 62s, you name it. Bernd and I are both playing well but there’s a lot of guys who can still do it.”

“Tomorrow I’ll go hit one shot at a time and make as many birdies as I can.”

Romain Langasque, France, -6 under 65 today. and Nino Bertasio of Italy, -4 under 67, share third place with a tournament totals of -16 under par.

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John Deere Classic. J. Vegas Leads.

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Jhonattan Vegas leads the John Deere Classic after 36 holes at TPC Deere Run.

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Jhonattan, from Venezuela, shot a second round -9 under par 62 to lead the John Deere Classic with a -13 under par tournament total, giving him a one stroke advantage for the week-end;

“Probably the best I’ve felt all year, to be honest, I mean, I hit the ball extremely well, kind of what I’ve been struggling with a little bit the past few months.”

“I’m glad that stuff is back.”

“I told Ru (Ruben Yorio), my caddie, that it’s been a long time since I’ve felt this good.”

 “I’ve been working really hard the whole year to kind of feel good with my ball-striking, and found something yesterday on the range, and it was so good to carry it through to today, and it paid off, so hopefully we can continue that the next two days.”

Andrew Landry is in second place at -12 under, he shot another round of -6 under 65 today, and is happy to be putting well;

“I’ve been hitting the ball very, very well all year long, I’m top 10 in driving accuracy right now, and that’s a good stat to be in.”

“Like I said, the putter has just kind of been letting me down all year long, and it seems to be working pretty good the last two days.”

Lucas Glover holed an Albatross at the par five 10th hole, using a three iron from 225 feet, to occupy third place on his own at -11 under par, carding -7 under 64 today;

“Honestly, I was trying to hit it over short-left, chip up the green, and I pushed it five, eight yards, and it bounced and rolled and I guess it went in.”

“I didn’t see it. I hit it solid, but I wasn’t;  I was just trying to make birdie, and I got lucky with a two.”

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Scottish Open. Three-Way Tie at athe Top.

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There is a three-way tie at the top of the Scottish Open leaderboard after 36 holes at The Renaissance Club in Scotland. Bernd Wiesberger, Austria, Lee Slattery, England, and Erik van Rooyen, South Africa, share the honor.

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Bernd shot a second round -10 under par 61, Lee -7 under 64 and Erik also carded -7 under 64, to all sit on top of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open leaderboard at -14 under par, two shots clear of the field after 36 holes.

Bernd is coming back from injury, and won the Made in Denmark tournament this year;

“It’s been tough the last year, coming off injury, it’s been hard but winning in Denmark a couple of weeks ago is a big boost to me.”

“I really enjoy my time out on the golf course again, maybe take it not as seriously as I’ve done before and let it go and that really helped me, just feeding off rounds like this today.”

“I hadn’t shot ten under in a professional event yet, so that was a nice bonus. It’s just going with the flow and things worked out very well today.”

“I’m not thinking too much and just keep doing what I’m doing.”

Lee has a putting green indoors, at home;

“At home this year, I put a gym in the house and a putting green indoors and I’ve been working hard on those aspects on my game.” 

“I’ve worked probably harder this winter than I’ve ever worked in the past.”

“Doing a lot of work in the gym and changing the body a little bit and just trying to hit it further to keep up with the young guys because they all hit it so far nowadays.”

Erik likes links golf;

“I had a good season last year, I feel like we’re just building upon that.”

“A couple of good finishes this year as well and it’s just fun to play back to back good rounds.”

“I love links golf. This is obviously the home of golf, Scotland, so it would be wonderful to get my first win here.”

Nino Bertasio, Italy, -4 under 67 today, and Henrik Stenson, Sweden, -6 under 65, share second place at -12 under.

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