Cape Town – South Africa’s Brandon Stone has won the European Tour’s Scottish Open and booked his spot in this week’s Open Championship.
Stone shot a final round of 60 to finish on 20-under-par for the tournament and win by four strokes on Sunday.
The 25-year-old was three shots back heading into the final round, however, eight birdies and an eagle on 16 later – the South African signed a scorecard of 10-under for the round.
Stone, who claimed his third European Tour title, almost shot the elusive round of 59 on the European Tour.
He had an eight-foot birdie putt on the 18th, which he narrowly missed and tapped in for par.
Stone becomes the fifth South African to lift up the Scottish Open trophy – the last being Tim Clark in 2005.
Stone joins nine previously qualified compatriots in the field: Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen, Branden Grace, Retief Goosen, Dylan Frittelli, Ernie Els, Shaun Norris, Erik van Rooyen and George Coetzee.
The Open Championship at Carnoustie will tee off from July 19-22.
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