| SA's Stone romps to Scottish Open title, books spot in Open

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 SchwartzelLouis OosthuizenBranden Grace, Retief GoosenDylan FrittelliErnie ElsShaun NorrisErik van Rooyen and George Coetzee.

The Open Championship at Carnoustie will tee off from July 19-22.

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