CHILE’S Felipe Aguilar made a spectacular start to his second round when the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open resumed in damp conditions on Friday.
Aguilar began the day in 140th place in the 156-strong field at Gullane after struggling to an opening 73, 10 shots behind overnight leader Thorbjorn Olesen.
But the world number 232 jumped up the leaderboard in style with birdies at the first and second before firing a hole-in-one on the third, holing from 170 yards with an eight iron.
The 40-year-old has a habit of brilliant bursts of scoring, winning his second European Tour title in Singapore last year with a final round of 62 at Laguna National, holing his second shot to the 18th to complete the back nine in just 28 shots.
And after carding what would prove to be his only par on the front nine today on the fourth, Aguilar followed it with three birdies and two bogeys for an eventful front nine of 30.
At two under par he was five behind Sweden’s Johan Carlsson, who had joined Olesen in the lead thanks to a front nine of 33, with Ireland’s Shane Lowry improving to five under with a birdie on the second.