Daniel Brooks has the half-way lead in the Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club in Scotland.
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Daniel put together a second round -5 under par 65 to take the 36 hole lead in the Scottish Open, posting a -11 under par total, and giving him a commanding three shot advantage over the field.
He was pleased with his play, after missing some cuts recently;
“I played really solid and I’ve not missed many shots at all.”
“The last three weeks now; Germany, I started playing nicely, just missed the cut there but played some nice golf.”
“France, I had a load of silly mistakes, bogeys. Cutting them out this week and it’s worked out nicely so far.”
“It’s hard to miss that many cuts. It does get you down. It only takes one good week out here and hopefully that’s what I’ll have.”
“I’ve been there, done it, hopefully can have a good weekend and see what happens.”
Daniel may have a three shot lead, but chasing him down, are six players tied second place at -8 under par; Mathew Nixon, Ryan Palmer, Shane Lowery, Johan Carlsson and the formidable pair of Graeme McDowell and defending champion Justin Rose.
Justin was involved in an incident on his second nine, his ball striking an old gentleman in the gallery, which probably had something to do with Justin carding all pars on that nine;
“You can’t quite see where the spectator line is on that hole and when I saw the ball bounce up I was hoping it had maybe hit one of the white stakes.”
“I was pretty concerned walking up there and seeing there was someone on the ground, but he took it like a trooper and was talking to me so that was slightly reassuring.”
“He told me had been coming to tournaments for years and years and had never got hit before.”
“But I feel like I have managed my game well, played the hard holes well and kept it clean.”
“There are still a couple of loose shots that I am getting away with on this course that I wouldn’t on other courses.
Shane, who was in contention at the U.S. Open, has put his recent good form down to a happy home life;
“I’ve settled down a lot and matured a lot.”
“Everything in my life is a lot more stable and my golf is reaping the benefits.”
Johan was happy with his putting;
“For me it was just pretty solid, I continued to putt good, made some saves.”
“I did have a few chances, though, but I made a few good par putts as well.”
Phil Mickelson made the cut and is currently T48 on -3 under par.