Otaegui shoots 62 to lead in Scotland

News

Adrian Otaegui started his round with three straight birdies and then just kept going, shooting a 10-under 62 on Thursday to take a three-shot lead after the first round of the Scottish Championship.

He finished with 10 birdies in a flawless round at the inaugural event, which was added to the European Tour as part of a reshaped 2020 international schedule that had been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

“I started with three birdies and actually there were two birdie holes that I didn’t birdie — the fourth and sixth — but then obviously I made some very good birdies on some other holes,” Otaegui said, a two-time European Tour winner. “I putted really well, I also played very well from tee to green and felt confident and relaxed.”

England’s Matt Wallace, who had an eagle on the par-5 sixth hole, was tied for second with Bryce Easton of South Africa. Easton had an up-and-down round that included one eagle, seven birdies and two bogeys.

Scottish Open champion Aaron Rai settled for a 66 to share fourth place with fellow Englishmen Garrick Porteous and Chris Paisley, and Padraig Harrington of Ireland.

Lee Westwood was tied for eighth after a 67 that included eight birdies but a double bogey on the 17th hole.

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

With Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas in final group, there should be fireworks galore on Zozo Sunday
PGA Tour at Sherwood this week, but everybody wants to talk Masters with Tiger Woods
BEST 3 SHORT GAME EXERCISES – Easy free golf lesson
The leaders are throwing darts at Sherwood CC and other takeaways from Day 2 of Zozo Championship
Golf Club: Tips Driving untuk Pemula

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *