Scottish Open 2019: Bernd Wiesberger wins title with play-off victory

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Bernd Wiesberger had already qualified for the Open Championship as an Irish Open joint runner-up Scottish Open final leaderboard-22 B Hebert (Fra), B Wiesberger (Aut); -20 R Langasque (Fra); 19 H Stenson (Swe), N Bertasio (Ita), A Johnston (Eng), A Putnam (USA), A Pavea (Ita); -18 J Donaldson (Wal), L SLattery (Eng), J Thomas (USA), R Cabrera (Spa), G Coetzee (RSA) Other selected: -17 M Wallace, M Fitzpatrick, T Hatton, I Poulter (Eng) E van Rooyen (RSA); -15 C Hill, S Jamieson (Sco); -14 Å Sullivan (Eng); -13 R McIlroy (NI), Ramsay (Sco), D Horsey (Eng); -12 G Forrest (Sco), T Lewis (Eng) Full leaderboard

Bernd Wiesberger won the Scottish Open to win a sixth European Tour title after beating Benjamin Hebert in a play-off at The Renaissance Club .

Overnight leader Wiesberger was two days below par and 22 in general with the Hebert in France with a nine-under-round of 62.

But the Austrian triumphed in the third sudden fright on the 18th

Hebert, the English Andrew Johnston and the Italian Nino Bertasio qualify for the Open after finishing in the top 10.

But Johnston & compatriot Lee Slattery and Welshman Jamie Donaldson miss places at Royal Portrush after finishing a further hit.

Northern Ireland four-fold big winner Rory McIlroy finished 34th after being two-under-69 and bringing him to 13.

On a day when Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in a final tie-break to win Wim bledon and England defeated New Zealand in a dramatic sudden death over super in the men's cricket world cup final, there was another exciting sporty finish in north berwick, while Wiesberger and Hebert raised the 18th hole.

Hebert had the chance to win with a birdie after Wiesberger did the par, but the Frenchman missed his initial putt. When they played the 18th again, Hebert gave two more chances to win when the pair bogeyed.

And, on the third time he asked, Hebert missed another crucial break to parry Wiesberger and secure the win.

"That was something else," Wiesberger said about the £ 5.5m event. "I must be thankful for how the week ended.

" Benjamin had me on the first two play-off holes and that is how golf goes in one way or another. He had a great week. I am very grateful that I won this tournament here now.

"I knew it was going to be the biggest tournament in a position to win, perhaps along with the PGA championship a couple of years ago.

" I have my iron shots not hit so well and a bit wrestled. I had to dig deep. Every now and then you get your reward.

"I can't imagine better, I'm really looking forward to winning in Portrush." We start all the way from scratch in Portrush next week. "

Hebert congratulates Wiesberger after their lengthy play-off

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