Martin Kaymer reached the turn two under par in his final round at The Barclays Scottish Open to put himself on course for back-to-back European Tour victories at Loch Lomond.
The 24 year old German, who defeated Lee Westwood in a play-off to win the Open de France ALSTOM a week ago, started the day one behind Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño.
But despite dropping a shot at the second he birdied both par fives on the front nine as well as the par three eighth after a splendid tee shot which left him 15 under for the week with nine holes to play.
Dane Søren Kjeldsen had joined Fernandez-Castaño in second place on 13 under, with England’s Lee Westwood – who almost withdrew because of a chest infection on the first day – a shot further back.
American duo Nick Watney and Brian Gay, halfway leader Retief Goosen and Ross Fisher were still just about in the hunt at 11 under.