Thursday, 10 July 2014
Justin Rose has a moment at Royal Aberdeen  (Getty Images)
Justin Rose has a moment at Royal Aberdeen (Getty Images)

By Will Pearson, europeantour.com
at Royal Aberdeen

After a superb opening day at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, europeantour.com looks back at the best of the action from Royal Aberdeen...in numbers... 


64 - Rory McIlroy's superb first round score which included 8 birdies and just 1 drop

7 - Gains in 10 holes McIlroy had from the fifth

1 - Shot lead over Kristoffer Broberg and Ricardo Gonzalez with 3 rounds to come in Aberdeen

2 - Times the previous course record of 66 was bettered on Thursday, first by Broberg (65) and secondly by McIlroy (64)

430 - The approximate yardage of McIlroy's drive in hitting the the par 4 13th green in 1 mighty blow

2 - Bogey-free rounds on Thursday (Kristoffer Broberg - 65, Luke Donald - 67)

29 - Michael Hoey's rip-roaring back 9 score featuring 4 birdies and 1 eagle on the 15th

148 - Yardage of Francois Calmel's hole in one at the eighth (PW)

185 - Yardage of Tom Lewis' hole in one at the 17th (8 iron)

25 - Aces now in Scottish Open history

39 - Players under par after round one at Royal Aberdeen

7 - Nationalities inside the top 10 (2 Northern Irishmen, 1 Swede, 1 Argentinian, 3 Englishmen, 3 Scotsmen, 1 American, 1 Frenchman)

72.41 - Scoring average for the field in the first round

6,355 - Amount in Great British Pounds raised in the Archie Foundation Birdie Pledge on day one

9 - Robert Rock's score on the par 5 second

19 - Top wind speed in MPH measured on Thursday in this corner of the north-east coast of Scotland

552 - Minutes between the first tee shot of the day at 0630 and the last at 1542

1780 - The year Royal Aberdeen Golf Club was formed, making it the 6th oldest in the world

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1ROSE, JustinENG18-16
2BROBERG, KristofferSWE18-14
3WARREN, MarcSCO18-11
T4GALLACHER, StephenSCO18-10
T4LOWRY, ShaneIRL18-10

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