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Sunday, 10 July 2016
Alex Noren - throws his ball into the crowd after winning the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open   (Getty Images)
Alex Noren - throws his ball into the crowd after winning the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open (Getty Images)

SUNDAY JULY 10, 2016 - ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT SCOTTISH OPEN

ALEX NOREN

• His fifth European Tour International Schedule victory in his 216th European Tour event.

• Moves to 935,434 points in the Race to Dubai.

• Could move into the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking, from 99th.

• His first European Tour victory since the 2015 Nordea Masters.

• Wins in consecutive European Tour seasons for the first time in his career.

• This victory beats his previous best 2016 European Tour finish of tied sixth in the Real Club Valderrama Open de España Hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation.

• Continues with his excellent mid-season form. This victory is his fourth top ten finish in his last eight appearances. Was tied sixth in the Real Club Valderrama Open de España Hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation, tied ninth in the Volvo China Open, tied eight in last week’s 100th Open de France and now first in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

• Victory comes in his eighth appearance in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

• This victory beats his previous best finish in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open of tied third in 2012, also at Castle Stuart Links.

• Becomes the third Swedish win in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. He follows Jesper Parnevik (1993) and Johan Edfors (2006).

• Becomes the 31st different winner of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

• Led by two shots after 54 holes. Becomes the 15th winner this season to have led going into the final round.

• Extends his 100% record to having won all five of his European Tour titles when leading going into the final round. (When he won the 2011 Nordea Masters he led by 11 after 54 holes).

OTHER FACTS

• The 102nd Swedish win in European Tour history.

• The second Swedish victory from the last three European Tour victories, following Henrik Stenson (BMW International Open).

• The second Swedish victory of the 2016 European Tour season. They are: Henrik Stenson (BMW International Open) and Alex Noren (Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open).

• Extends his European Tour exemption until the end of 2019.

• Gains his largest European Tour prize of €644,196.

• Moves over €7 million in European Tour Official Career Earnings.

• Moves to 1,130,417 in the European Ryder Cup Points List.

• Gains his sixth win as a professional worldwide.

• The ninth victory on the 2016 European Tour season by a former European Challenge Tour player They are: Brandon Stone (BMW SA Open hosted by City of Ekurhuleni), Haydn Porteous (Joburg Open), Branden Grace (Commercial Bank Qatar Masters), Marcus Fraser (Maybank Championship Malaysia), Louis Oosthuizen (ISPS HANDA Perth International), Andrew Johnston Vera (Real Club Valderrama Open de España hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation), Matthew Fitzpatrick (Nordea Masters), Henrik Stenson (BMW International Open) and Alex Noren (Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open).

• The 382nd European Tour victory by a former Challenge Tour player.

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1NOREN, AlexSWE18-14
2HATTON, TyrrellENG18-13
T3COLSAERTS, NicolasBEL18-12
T3LEE, DannyNZL18-12
T3MANASSERO, MatteoITA18-12
T6RAMSAY, RichieSCO18-11

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