-13 R Cabrera-Bello (Sp), C Shinkwin (Eng) (Cabrera-Bello won at first extra hole); -10 M Pavon (Fr); -8 A Dodt (Aus), R Fox (NZ), P Harrington (Ire), M Kuchar (US), A Wall (Eng); -7 R Fowler (US), S Kjeldsen (Den), I Poulter (Eng), R Rock (Eng), L Slattery (Eng), A Sullivan (Eng)
Selected others: -6 T Bjorn (Den); -5 A Johnston (Eng), G McDowell (NI); -2 A Scott (Aus); +4 L Donald (Eng)
Spaniard Rafa Cabrera-Bello birdied the first play-off hole to deny Callum Shinkwin and capture the Scottish Open.
English world number 405 Shinkwin, 24, took six shots when needing a par five at the final hole for a first European Tour title, but qualifies for the Open.
Cabrera-Bello carded an eight-under course record 64 to finish the regulation 72 holes in 13 under.
Ian Poulter, the 41-year-old seeking a first title since 2012, had five bogeys in a 74 and shared ninth.
Shinkwin, from Watford, had been at the top of the leaderboard since the second round and did not drop a shot in the first 17 holes on the final day at the Dundonald Links in Ayrshire.
But he took four to get down from level with the green at the par-five 18th, leaving a seven-foot putt short. Then at the same hole in the play-off, he saw a putt from a similar spot also fail to reach the cup.
It was a third European title for world number 31 Cabrera-Bello, 33, and his first since 2012.
Shinkwin, who beat Matthew Fitzpatrick to win the 2013 English Amateur Championship, played in last year’s Open at Royal Troon but missed the cut.
Former US Open champion Graeme McDowell had hoped a first top-10 of the season would earn him a place at Royal Birkdale next week but he carded a 72 to finish on five under in a share of 19th.
The 37-year-old world number 102 has played in the Championship every year since making his debut in 2004.
France’s Matthieu Pavon secured a major debut at Birkdale with a closing 66 to finish third, with Australia’s Andrew Dodt claiming the last place ahead of England’s Anthony Wall by virtue of his higher world ranking.
Dodt, the world number 193, had been scheduled to fly to New York on Monday for a holiday with his wife, but finished on eight under par alongside Wall, Padraig Harrington, Matt Kuchar and Ryan Fox.
Three-time major winner Harrington, who shared the lead after day two, fell away with a third-round 79 but closed with a 66.
Ian Poulter withstood foul conditions at Dundonald Links to join playing partner Callum Shinkwin and Australia’s Andrew Dodt as joint-leaders going into the final day of the Scottish Open.
The Englishman’s third-round 71 puts him at nine under par and in contention for his first victory since 2012.
His countryman Andy Sullivan shot the lowest score of the day, a five under par 67, to leave him two shots adrift.
“It was brutal at times,” said Poulter, who recently qualified for the Open.
Halfway joint-leader Padraig Harrington fell out of contention after struggling to a 79 in conditions that reminded Poulter of the final round of the 2008 Open at Royal Birkdale, where the pair finished first and second.
He said: “Days like today don’t come around very often and I can think back to Birkdale on that Sunday, which were some of the toughest conditions I’ve ever played in. This would slide along right with it.
“It’s just nice to be in a good position. I feel energised and excited about the golf I’ve been playing. There’s life in the old dog yet and I’m relishing the opportunity to go out and get stuck in.
“My whole family are up here, which is really nice. The last trophy I handed to [eldest son] Luke was on his birthday. I told him before I went out to play I’d hand him a trophy and I did.”
He added: “It would be awesome to win again. I’ve got 18 good holes to play and try to do that and I’m looking forward to the opportunity.”
Ireland’s Paul Dunne, Sweden’s Johan Carlsson and New Zealand’s Ryan Fox sit in a group on six under, well within striking distance of victory at the Ayrshire course.
Shinkwin carded a third round of 72, the highlight of which was a tap-in eagle on the 14th.
“It’s the first time I’ve played with Ian and we dragged each other along, which was good fun,” he said.
“I don’t think I’ve played in wind and rain like that before. It was coming down at a really bad angle, especially the mid-part of the round, but I managed to grind it out and get through level par.”
Shinkwin and Dodt are in pole position to claim two of the three Open places up for grabs for non-exempt players who finish in the top 10, but that would require a major change of plans for the Australian.
Dodt, 31, and his wife Ashleigh have a five-day holiday booked in New York, starting on Monday, but he said: “My wife only flew in from Sydney this morning but I’ll be quite happy to cancel the holiday for a spot in the Open, my first major.”
Ireland’s Padraig Harrington moved into a share of the lead at the Scottish Open at Dundonald Links as out-of-form Rory McIlroy again missed the cut.
Harrington, 45, moved to nine under par after a second-round 68, level with Callum Shinkwin and Alexander Knappe.
Ian Poulter is a stroke off the lead after going round in 69.
McIlroy’s one-under 71 was not enough to make up for his opening 74 as Northern Ireland’s world number four missed a third cut in four events.
With the Open Championship taking place next week, McIlroy’s struggles have come at a bad time.
The four-time major winner had not missed successive cuts since May 2015 and briefly looked on course to survive after three birdies in an unblemished front nine.
But a double bogey at the 13th, after he needed two attempts to get out of a greenside bunker, halted his momentum.
McIlroy, who also missed the cut at last week’s Irish Open at Portstewart, needed to birdie the 18th to give himself a chance of squeezing into weekend, but he was unable to get up and down from just off the green as he missed an eight-foot putt.
“I’m frustrated but I thought I saw some good signs this week. My putting was definitely improved although my wedges were not quite there,” said McIlroy.
“I’m just waiting for something, some sort of spark, something to go right, and the last couple weeks haven’t been like that. Just got to keep plugging away and hopefully it turns around next week.”
Co-leader Harrington enjoyed a bogey-free round as he put himself on course to challenge for a first victory since October’s Portugal Masters.
England’s Shinkwin served up six birdies and two bogeys as he signed for a 68, while Germany’s Knappe carded a 65 that equalled the lowest round of the week so far.
-7 M Ilonen (Fin); -5 P Harrington (Ire), Fowler (US), I Poulter (Eng), C Shinkwin (Eng), Paul Peterson (US), A Dodt (Aus); -4 S Gallacher (Sco), R Ramsay (Sco), M Kuchar (US)
Selected others:-3 A Scott (Aus); -2 A Noren (Swe); E H Stenson (Swe); +2 R McIlroy (NI), R Knox (Sco)
Mikko Ilonen is the first-round leader at the Scottish Open after shooting a seven-under-par round of 65.
The Finn, 37, has missed the cut in his last four tournaments but birdied five of the first six holes at Dundonald Links and added two more.
Rickie Fowler, Padraig Harrington and Ian Poulter are among a group of players two strokes behind.
Rory McIlroy bogeyed his final hole to finish on two over par and did not speak to the media afterwards.
The world number four from Northern Ireland now faces an uphill battle to avoid a third missed cut in four events.
Starting from the 10th, McIlroy bogeyed the 11th and 12th and then found the burn that guards the front of the 13th green to drop two more shots.
The four-time major winner reached the turn in 40 but recovered with three birdies before his slip at the ninth left him nine behind Ilonen, the surprised leader.
“I thought anything in the 60s would be a great round,” said Ilonen. “Given my recent form, I think red numbers (under par) really, but seven under is a good start.”
Poulter, 41, is joined by fellow Englishman Callum Shinkwin and Australia’s Andrew Dodt on five under.
Fowler, winner of this event at Gullane in 2015, is on the same mark, along with US compatriot Paul Peterson and two-time Open winner Harrington.
The Irishman, 45, completed his round of 67 as rain arrived late in the day, and performed a “minor miracle” to save par at the 16th before chipping in for a birdie at the next.
“We were very lucky to find the ball on the 16th and my provisional was in a bunker,” he said. “I was staring at a seven but managed to take a penalty drop, get it up near the green and hole the par putt from around 90 feet.”
Poulter came through final qualifying for the Open last week and finished second the last time it was staged at Royal Birkdale in 2008.
“I’m pretty happy,” he said. “The last couple of days, I don’t feel like I’ve hit it all that well, so I spent a bit of time yesterday on the range.
“I got myself in a couple of spots of bother, but pretty much swung it well, put it in position and made a few putts and it adds up to a nice score.”
Scottish pair Stephen Gallacher and Richie Ramsay are both on four under par, tied in eighth place with US Ryder Cup player Matt Kuchar.
“Coming from the rough, it’s tough to get close to the pins,” said Gallacher, who is aiming for one of three spots available for next week’s Open.
“I hung in for the first 11 then started to play well and had a few chances at the end.”
Open champion Henrik Stenson, playing in a group with Fowler and McIlroy, started his day with a triple bogey after finding the heavy rough but five birdies helped the Swede end the day at level par.
Last year’s winner Alex Noren shot six birdies, but the Swede, ranked ninth in the world, was hampered by four bogeys, while Australia’s Adam Scott is a stroke better off on three under par.
Rory McIlroy believes he is close to a first win of a frustrating year as he warms up for the Scottish Open.
Injury and poor form has hampered the 28-year-old, who missed the cut at the Irish Open last week.
After his last Scottish Open appearance, in 2014, he won the Open at Royal Liverpool.
“I’m positive about it,” said the Northern Irishman at Dundonald Links. “I’m excited about my game. I feel like I’m doing a lot of good things.”
Ranked fourth in the world, McIlroy will partner Henrik Stenson and Rickie Fowler of the United States during rounds one and two in Ayrshire.
“It’s just putting it all together, not just for one day but for four days; and not just for four days, to do it week in and week out,” he said.
“I’ve got a busy stretch coming up and I’m excited to play.
“I might be putting a bit too much pressure on myself, but I know that it’s coming around. But I’m realistic that I need to see it happen sooner, rather than later.
“I sound a bit like a broken record after a few weeks. But, really, it’s not far away.”
Dundonald Links is only five miles away from Royal Troon, where Stenson won the Open in stunning fashion last year.
Like McIlroy, the Swede, 41, has had an underwhelming season so far and admits he has struggled with the demands of being the Claret Jug holder.
“It’s kind of like before and after having kids,” Stenson explained. “When you have kids, your life changes and it’s like you can’t believe what you did with all the time you had before you had children.
“It’s a little bit the same. I don’t know what I did with my time before I had the Claret Jug in my possession. And I kind of treat it like my baby as well.
“It’s been a busy year, but I don’t want to sit here and complain about it. That’s certainly not the way we look at it.
“I’ve been pretty good at saying no, but you’ve still got to do a lot of things and that impacts your focus on your game to a degree.
“For the year that you are the defending champion, every week you show up at a tournament it’s new, it’s fresh, they haven’t seen you since you won and it’s all the pictures and all the autographs and all the interviews.
“In this game, you’ve got to be in the moment and you’ve got to be focused and where you’re at now and looking forward.
“And you’re constantly talking about what happened six months, nine months, 12 months ago, so it’s easy to be a little stuck in the past.
“I think it’s going to be a bit of turning the page next week when I have to return the Claret Jug on Monday and then we’re kind of looking ahead instead of looking back.”
Defending champion Alex Noren, of Sweden, is in the company of England’s Tyrrell Hatton and Australia’s Adam Scott for the first two rounds.
David Drysdale says having his wife Vicky as his caddie has been a major factor in his recent fine form.
The 42-year-old Scot, who finished joint fourth at the Irish Open on Sunday, hopes that form continues when he tees off at the Scottish Open on Thursday at Dundonald Links.
“She is so positive and determined,” said Drysdale of Vicky’s on-course influence on his game.
“It’s been working well so I hope it continues.”
Following a top-20 finish at the French Open, Drysdale carded seven birdies in his final seven holes at Portstewart to confirm his place at The Open at Royal Birkdale, starting on 20 July.
And he says the different perspective offered by Vicky is playing a key role.
“She gives me a kick up the backside when I need it,” he added. “Maybe some guys have been scared to do that in the past. She says it’s the only five hours of the day when I am the boss. But even then I am not sure if I am or not.”
With a number of major events ahead on the golf calendar, the Edinburgh-born player appears to be finding a nice rhythm at the right time.
Drysdale has been a regular on the European Tour for the past nine years but in that time his best result was in the 2009 Open de Andalucía, where he finished second.
“I’ve been playing some steady golf for the past five or six years but probably haven’t chipped or putted as well as I could have, and so haven’t possibly put four rounds together,” he added.
“Even last week, obviously I had a fantastic finish on Sunday but Saturday was a little bit of an average day and put me out of it a bit.
“I dropped from 12th position down to about 29th with a one over par round. Once again I didn’t put four rounds together but I’m not moaning about it. To birdie the last seven holes on Sunday was fantastic.”
A level of consistency is what the Scot is chasing, and finding it at Dundonald would be the perfect scenario.
“Certainly the Scottish Open for me is the biggest event I look forward to every year,” Drysdale said.
“I really enjoy it and have great support from all the Scottish fans. I call it the fifth major but I have only played in one major which was The Open in 2009. I’m now playing Birkdale next week so this is the biggest event normally in my calendar.”