Red hot Molinari leads Scottish Open

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iol spt jul10 Molinari REUTERS Francesco Molinari took advantage of calm conditions to shoot 10-under 62 at the Scottish Open.

Inverness, Scotland – Francesco Molinari took advantage of calm conditions to shoot a 10-under 62 at the Scottish Open on Thursday, taking a three-stroke lead midway through a low-scoring first round of the British Open warm-up event.

The Italian Ryder Cup player rolled in 10 birdies on a still, dry morning at the Castle Stuart links course to match the previous best score at the tournament, set by Paul Curry in 1992 when he shot a 60 at the par-70 Gleneagles.

Soren Kjeldsen was leading the chasing pack on 7-under, with top-ranked Luke Donald two shots further back in the defence of his title.

Molinari's round continued his form from last week's French Open, where he closed with a 64 to finish second. – Sapa-AP

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