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Lucas Herbert struggles over the weekend in Scotland

Herbert went backwards over the weekend but there were good signs earlier in the week. (Photo: PGA of Australia)
Lucas Herbert was unable to capitalise on his good start at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at the Renaissance Club, weekend rounds of 72 and 70 eventually placing him in 62nd position in the low scoring event.

Herbert’s 72-hole total of 9 under par left him 13 shots short of the playoff between Benjamin Hebert and Bernd Wiesberger with Wiesberger following up his runner-up finish in Ireland last week with his 6th European Tour title.

Wiesberger parred the third hole of the playoff to defeat Hebert who had overcome a seven-shot deficit between he and the Austrian heading into the final round, Hebert's round of 62 so nearly securing him his first European Tour title.

That pair finished two shots ahead of another Frenchman, Romain Langasque.

The three places at next week’s Open Championship available via this event to the leading three players inside the top ten and not otherwise qualified for Royal Portrush went to Hebert, England's Andrew Johnson and Italy’s Nino Bertasio.

Despite his disappointing weekend, Herbert showed glimpses of better golf than he has been playing of late and when he returns to competitive action following The Open his progress over the final stages of the season will be watched with interest.

The Open Championship is the next stop for men's pro golf's elite with Adam Scott, Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith, Dimi Papadatos and Jake McLeod representing Australia.

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