Min Woo Lee continued a profitable run for Australian golfers on the European Tour along with his win on the 2021 Scottish Open final week, producing his second victory on the tour.
It’s the third consecutive yr the match has been held on the Renaissance Membership in North Berwick, Scotland. The course noticed some modifications for this yr’s occasion, together with a further 31 yards added to the primary gap, reconstructed bunkers on the par-3 sixth gap and a lengthened fifteenth gap.
The Renaissance Membership In North Berwick, Scotland
Lee went into the ultimate spherical on 11 beneath par, three pictures behind third-round leaders Thomas Detry and Matthew Fitzpatrick. A tremendous entrance 9 from Lee, which included six straight birdies, noticed him rocket up the leaderboard into first place on 17 beneath par.
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The play was suspended for ninety minutes because of the risk of lightning because the leaders neared the top of their rounds. Detry stood over a brief par putt, on 18 beneath par, and was midway via his placing stroke when the hooter sounded to sign a cease in play. He was distracted by the sound and consequently missed his putt. He marked his ball and must faucet in for bogey when play resumed.
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Ian Poulter who carded a 63, the low spherical of the day, was sitting comfortably with the clubhouse lead on 17 beneath par alongside Ryan Palmer who shot a closing spherical 64. Additionally on 17 beneath par had been Lee and Fitzpatrick.
When play resumed Lee hit an impeccable tee shot down the center of the sixteenth fairway and adopted it up with a pleasant iron into the gathering space on the entrance proper of the inexperienced. He proceeded to hit a fragile chip touchdown on the entrance a part of the inexperienced, permitting it to trickle all the way down to inside three ft of the opening and brushed within the putt for an additional birdie to maneuver to 18 beneath par and sit atop the leaderboard with two holes to play.
One other good tee shot down the eighteenth gap noticed Lee effectively positioned within the fairway. He hit his method to seventeen ft and made an ideal try at birdie, his putt arising agonisingly in need of the opening. He would card a 7 beneath par 64 and end at 18 beneath par.
Poulter who had tickets for the Euro 2020 closing at Wembley Stadium on Sunday evening hopped on his non-public jet as quickly as Lee entered the clubhouse one shot in entrance of him. Poulter made it in time to see the penalty shootout between England and Italy.
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Detry and Fitzpatrick each holed stable par putts on the final gap to hitch Lee in a playoff. After ready about an hour and a half by the fireside for each gamers to complete their rounds Lee made a unbelievable birdie to shut out proceedings on the primary playoff gap.
Fitzpatrick, like Poulter, made a fast getaway to the soccer. Nonetheless, regardless of arriving with ten minutes of additional time left to play, he was denied entry.
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Together with his win, Lee grew to become the eleventh Australian to hitch the sector at this week’s Open Championship.
His sport appears to be like extraordinarily good and he must be a contender at Royal St George’s. He tees off tomorrow at 7:30am BST alongside Englishman Sam Horsfield and South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout.