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Jul 12th, 2015

Brooks Stream Ahead

Fowler in chasing pack

Daniel Brooks retained the lead going into the final round, one-shot ahead of his closest competitors at the Scortish Open held at Gullane.

Brooks flustered to a  a double bogey on the first but battled back to finish with a 69 and a 12-under-par total.

He said: "It's good to get off to a bad start and hold it together."

Brooks had missed 13 cuts in a row before finishing joint 20th at the French open last week.

"It would be amazing to win - that's what we play for," said Brooks. "It's the biggest day of my career, but I am trying not to think about it."

Raphael Jacquelin is a shot behind after a best-of-the-day 64.

The 41-year-old had a bogey-free round and says he is enjoying his golf again after improved performances in the previous three tournaments.

"That last three months have been really difficult for me and were definitely not fun as I have been struggling to hit the ball on the fairway and on the greens," said Jacquelin. 

"I've been practising hard, working on my game as usual, but sometimes it takes a long time to come back.

"I will try again to keep smiling tomorrow even if the ball doesn't go in the hole and we'll see what happens."

Rickie Fowler, Dutchman Joost Luiten, Tommy Fleetwood are two shots behind the leader.

TAGS: Daniel Brooks, Raphael Jacquelin, Rickie Fowler, Scottish Open, Gullane, News, 2015