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Wiesberger takes Scottish Open win

15th July 2019, 10:36 by Michael Holland

Bernd Wiesberger has won the Scottish Open title at The Renaissance Club, beating Benjamin Hebert in a play-off.

Overnight leader Wiesberger carded a solid two under par round for the day to finish on 22-under par, but it was Hebert who came from nowhere to shoot a nine-under round of 62.

However the Austrian kept his nerve to win at the third sudden death hold to take the win and also qualify for next week's Open Championship.

"That was something different," said Wiesberger of the £5.5m event. "I've got to be grateful for how the week turned out.

"Benjamin had me on the first two play-off holes and that's somehow how golf goes. He's had a great week. I'm very appreciative of now standing here winning this tournament.

"I knew it was going to be the biggest tournament that I've been in a position to win, maybe just together with the PGA Championship a couple of years ago.

"I didn't hit my iron shots too well and struggled a little bit. I had to dig deep. You get your reward every now and then.

"I can't be in better spirits. I'm really looking forward to teeing it up in Portrush. We are starting all at zero next week at Portrush."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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