THREE time Major runner-up Lee Westwood leads the way at the end of the first round of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open.

The Englishman carded an impressive 62 at The Renaissance Club to finish the opening round on -9.

Westwood is a single shot ahead of Alexander Bjork and Joost Luiten, with Scott Jamieson the top placed of the home golfers on Scotland's Golf Coast.

Grant Forrest is the first of the East Lothian golfers after an eventful first day for the 27-year-old.

He came flying out of the blocks with birdies on the first three holes but followed that up with bogeys on the next two holes.

A further dropped shot on the eighth was followed by a birdie and another bogey on the back nine as he finished on level par.

That puts Forrest, originally of North Berwick but now living in Haddington, in a tie for 55th place alongside a number of golfers, including Padraig Harrington and Calum Hill.

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That was enough to put him five strokes clear of former Dunbar Grammar School pupil David Drysdale, who had an up and down first round.

A double bogey and a further dropped shot in the first four holes were followed by two birdies to ensure he reached the halfway stage just one over par.

However, five bogeys and a single birdie on the next nine holes leaves him tied for 113th.

Finally, Neil Fenwick, who is attached to Dunbar Golf Club, sits tied for 123rd after a round of 80.

Seven bogeys and a double bogey leave Fenwick on +10.

Last year's winner Bernd Wiesberger enjoyed his return to East Lothian with a round of 69.

The one under score leaves him tied for 39th.