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Scottish Open: Bernd Wiesberger and Lee Slattery make most of benign course

• Austrian Wiesberger shoots 61 on Renaissance course
• Slattery’s second 64 keeps him in hunt for Open berth

The great debate as to Renaissance’s suitability to host the Scottish Open, just days before the final major of 2019, continues apace. Needless to say there will be no complaints emanating from Bernd Wiesberger, Erik van Rooyen or Lee Slattery.

Wiesberger’s 61 - the Austrian closed with five birdies in a row - endorsed the theory that this East Lothian modern links lacks the bite necessary to prepare players for next week’s Open Championship at Royal Portrush. Wiesberger’s 36-hole aggregate of 14 under par tied Van Rooyen and Slattery, who have both scored back-to-back 64s.

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