08 – 11 JUL 2021
Min Woo Lee secured a maiden Rolex Series title and second European Tour victory in thrilling fashion as he defeated Thomas Detry and Matt Fitzpatrick in a play-off at the abrdn Scottish Open.
The Australian, who first entered the winners’ circle at the 2020 ISPS Handa Vic Open, set the clubhouse target of 18 under par after a bogey-free final round of 64, which included six birdies in a row from the third hole.
He was joined on that number by Detry of Belgium and Englishman Fitzpatrick, who each carded four under par rounds of 67 to force a three-way play-off at the Renaissance Club on Scotland’s Golf Coast.
Lee hit his approach on the first extra hole inside ten feet and, after watching Detry and Fitzpatrick miss their birdie chances, made the putt to secure his first Rolex Series title.
Lucas Herbert, Ryan Palmer and Ian Poulter shared fourth on 17 under par, while World Number One Jon Rahm followed his win at the U.S. Open three weeks ago with a seventh-place finish in Scotland.
Richie Ramsay was awarded the inaugural Jock MacVicar AGW Memorial Award for the leading Scottish player after finishing in a tie for 15th on 12 under par. The trophy was commissioned by the European Tour on behalf of the Association of Golf Writers in memory of AGW president MacVicar, known fondly as ‘The Doyen’ who passed away in April this year at the age of 83.
The Renaissance Club was founded on respect for the traditions of the game. Tom Doak was hired to create a world-class course with regard to his renowned ability to move very little earth; showcasing the natural features of an incredible property such as Renaissance.
Our greens crew hails from the local area and brings vast experience of links turf. The condition of the course is paramount and has already resulted in the Renaissance Club being approached with regard to hosting major international tournaments. At over 7300 yards, par 71, the back tees are not for the fainthearted. Fear not as the variety of tees (7300 – 5500 yards) allows members to mix and match teeing grounds on a hole-by-hole basis, usually dependent on the wind!
The club is also home to a fantastic practice area. At 400 yards long, stocked with Titleist Pro V1 balls and sheltered in the trees, our range gives you the opportunity to hone your game with our highly trained professional staff. In keeping with the family ethos we run children’s camps, regular ladies mornings and of course one on one lesson options.
Hamilton & Inches
Founded by Robert Kirk Inches and his uncle James Hamilton in 1866, Hamilton & Inches continues today as Edinburgh’s premiere destination for fine jewellery, luxury watches and hand-crafted silver.
The 155-year-old firm has been based at 87 George Street since 1952 and has maintained its own silver workshops since inception housing highly-skilled craftsman who curate contemporary pieces using traditional techniques.The expert team comprises of a number of specialists in a variety of fields, including master polishers, silversmiths and engravers, all of who have received their knowledge and skills from previous generations.
Hamilton & Inches also houses some of the world’s finest watch and jewellery collections with partners including Patek Philippe and Rolex. Hamilton & Inches continues to offer a range of specialist in-house services including repairs, engravings and valuations.