Grant Forrest wins medalist honors at WCC Golf Championships

USDTOREROSDOTCOM Grant Forrest wins 2013 WCC Individual title
Grant Forrest wins 2013 WCC Individual title

April 17, 2013

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(Bremerton, WA) - USD sophomore Grant Forrest (North Berwick, Scotland) fired a final round 3-under par 69 to finish at 210 (-6) and earn medalist honors at the 2013 West Coast Conference Championships. He beat out runner-up James Fahy of Gonzaga by four strokes. Forrest becomes the fourth Torero to win the WCC individual title outright. Forrest, last year's WCC Freshman of the Year, was 8-under par over his final two rounds on the Olympic Course (par 72; 6,980 yards) at the Gold Mountain Golf Club.

"It feels great since this is the last event before regionals and nationals," said Grant Forrest. "I've come close a few times this year, a couple of runner-up finishes, so it was good to finish off the job today. It's obviously a great honor. We play against a lot of these guys throughout the year and this is the first time I've come out on top. It definitely is a good feeling."

The USD Toreros began the day in a tie for 5th, but moved up two spots with their final team score of 291 (+3) to finish tied for third at 880 along with BYU and Gonzaga. Saint Mary's College won the team title for the second straight year as they edged out San Francisco by just two strokes finishing with a three-round total of 872 (+8).

Rounding out USD scoring was junior Taylor Schmidt (T12 at 219; 77-71-71), sophomore Linus Vaisanen (T23 at 225, 71-77-77), junior Joe Carlson (T30 at 227, 77-75-75) and sophomore Alexis Gemme-Piacente (T34 at 230, 77-77-76).

For the second straight year, Forrest was named to the All-WCC First Team, while Schmidt received All-WCC honorable mention recognition.

2013 WCC Men's Golf Championships
Olympic Course (par 72, 6980 yards) at Gold Mountain Golf Club
Bremerton, Washington

Final Team Standings
1, Saint Mary's, 288-292-292, 872 (+8)
2, San Francisco, 297-285-292, 874 (+10)
T-3, San Diego, 299-290-291, 880 (+16)
T-3, BYU, 291-295-294, 880 (+16)
T-3, Gonzaga, 303-289-288, 880 (+16)
6, Pepperdine, 297-288-296, 881 (+17)
7, Loyola Marymount, 305-292-295, 892 (+28)
8, Santa Clara, 299-299-306, 904 (+40)

Final Individual Leaders
1st, Grant Forrest, San Diego, 74-67-69, 210 (-6)
2nd, James Fahy, Gonzaga, 76-70-68, 214 (-2)
3rd, Sean Walsh, Gonzaga, 72-73-70, 215 (-1)

T-3rd, San Diego, 299-290-291 = 880 (+16)
1st, Grant Forrest, 74-67-69, 210 (-6)
T-11, Taylor Schmidt, 77-71-71, 219 (+3)
T-23, Linus Vaisanen, 71-77-77, 225 (+9)
T-30, Joe Carlson, 77-75-75, 227 (+11)
T-34, Alexis Gemme-Piacente, 77-77-76, 230 (+14)