May 6, 2014
SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference has named Grant Forrest its Men's Golf Player of the Month for April 2014. Forrest was named the 2014 West Coast Conference Golfer of the Year and earned his third straight All-WCC First Team honor. He opened the month of April by winning medalist honors at the Redhawk Invitational (April 7-8) that was played at Chambers Bay (host site for 2105 U.S. Open) in University Place, Washington. On the strength of rounds of 63 and 65 on day one, he finished the three-round tournament at 11-under par 200, three strokes better than the runner-up golfer.
At the WCC Championships (April 14-16) played at Golf Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Washington, Forrest tied for 8th with his three-round total of 218 (+2). He fired a 4-under par 68 on day two of the three-day tournament. For the month Forrest, who ranks No. 69th nationally, averaged 69.67 for his six rounds.
Forrest was chosen for the prestigious Palmer Cup. The annual Ryder Cup-style competition will be played June 26-28 at Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, England. Forrest becomes USD's first golfer to be selected to the Palmer Cup and he'll compete on the Europe team. Before competing internationally, Forrest will compete in the 2014 NCAA San Antonio Regional starting Thursday, May 15 at the Briggs Ranch Golf Club.
April 7-8, Redhawk Invitational at Chambers Bay, 1st place, 200 strokes (-11), 63-65-72.
April 14-16, WCC Championships, Golf Mountain GC, tie-8th place, 218 (+2), 71-68-79.
Totals: 6 rounds, 418 strokes, 69.67 stroke average.
Also Nominated: Byron Meth, Pacific; Joe Parkinson, BYU
2013-14 WCC MEN'S GOLF PLAYER OF THE MONTH
September: Joe Parkinson, BYU
October: Joe Parkinson, BYU
March: Kevin DeHuff, Pepperdine
April: Grant Forrest, San Diego