Trio tied for halfway lead at Scottish Open

Bernd Wiesberger

Bernd Wiesberger, Lee Slattery and Erik Van Rooyen share the lead after 36 holes of the 2019 Scottish Open at the Renaissance Club. 

On another day of low scoring in East Lothian, Austrian ace Wiesberger shot a best-of-the-day 61 to join England’s Slattery and Van Rooyen of South Africa at the top of the leaderboard on 14-under-par.

The 2016 Open champion Henrik Stenson and Italy’s Nino Bertasio are their closest challengers on 12-under, with Justin Thomas amongst a group of five players a further shot adrift.

• WATCH: Hatton throws club at Renaissance

• Kuchar shares shame at upsetting grandma

The Scottish challenge is currently spearheaded by Kinross ace Calum Hill, who is bunched together with the likes of Ian Poulter, Edoardo Molinari, Thomas Pieters, Matt Fitzpatrick and defending champion Brandon Stone on ten-under.

Rory McIlroy is currently tied for 30th on eight-under.

WATCH TO WIN A MOTOCADDY TROLLEY!

With unseasonably heavy downpours having softened the course and almost no wind to speak, scores have been spectacularly low to this point, with 138 of the 154 players to have completed two rounds no worse off than level-par.

• Darren Clarke demands action on slow play

• Let's hope Portrush doesn't look like this next week

• New Scottish course opens for play

The cut fell at five-under, which was one too many for a trio of Scots – Marc Warren, Robert MacIntyre and Stephen Gallacher - as well as Rickie Fowler and Ross Fisher.

Other big names to get an unwanted weekend off include Russell Knox, Jimmy Walker, Padraig Harrington and Branden Grace.  

Elsewhere, Welsh pair Bradley Dredge and Stuart Manley both had holes-in-one on day two, bringing the total aces for the week to four.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
FOUR GOLF LESSONS WITH STEVE JOHNSTON – BIG CHANGES! (Epic Mission EP 7)
Epic Mission
play button
A ROUND WITH MARC WARREN (Epic Mission EP 6)
Epic Mission
play button
Motocaddy S1 & Pro-Series REVIEW & GIVEAWAY
Motocaddy
play button
MASTER YOUR SHORT GAME (Epic Mission EP 5)
Epic Mission
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

BBC loses remaining live TV rights for The Masters
bunkered Fantasy Golf '19 ready for grandstand finish
Robert MacIntyre on brink of world’s top 50
Callaway launches new site for pre-owned gear
Another Scottish golf club goes to the wall

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
How to hit the golf ball higher
Watch
play button
Keeping your height throughout the swing
Watch
play button
Increase your shoulder turn and improve your golf
Callaway
play button
Fix your grip with Denis Pugh
Watch
See all videos right arrow