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Day two digest: 2020 Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open

Day two digest: 2020 Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open

Everything you need to know from the second round at The Renaissance Club.

Robert Rock and Lucas Herbert

Lucas Herbert set the pace but his playing partner was close behind, Ryder Cup team-mates Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood put themselves in contention and Padraig Harrington made the cut in style.

Here is everything you need to know from the second round in North Berwick.

Herbert to keep his foot down

Lucas Herbert was, in his own words, “hitting it all over the place” during Wednesday's practice round. That has not been the case since though, with a 65 on Friday taking the Australian into the halfway lead on 11 under. Not that Herbert, a winner in Dubai earlier this year, plans to ease up over the weekend. “There is still a long way to go,” he said. “Two rounds of level par are not going to get it done unless that weather gets pretty bad, which it might, but I would say I'm still going to have to keep the foot on the accelerator and try and take it pretty low on the weekend because there's some birdies out there.”

Playing partners impress

Herbert leads playing partner Robert Rock by a single shot going into round three at The Renaissance Club, meaning they will get to enjoy each other's company again on Saturday. The same will be true for Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood, who share third on nine under, meaning the top four came from just two groups.

Poulter keen to avoid being blown off course

The forecast for the weekend in Scotland is, well, typical for Scotland in October. Florida-based Poulter is determined not to fall victim to the conditions, however. “The weather forecast looks horrific, 20mph winds and a couple of inches of rain,” he said. “You can be blown off the course easily, but we’re at the right end of the leaderboard to try and batten down the hatches, dig in deep and hold strong as much as you possibly can.”

Harrington splashes into the weekend

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Lawrie bows out

Paul Lawrie couldn't make the cut in his 620th and final European Tour event before switching his focus to the senior circuit. However, golf stars were lining up to hail the 1999 Open Champion.

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