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Forrest wins Scottish Amateur Championship
Forrest wins 2012 Scottish Amateur Championship

Aug. 6, 2012

Grant Forrest (East Lothian, Scotland), who will be a sophomore on the USD men's golf team this fall, recently won the impressive Scottish Amateur Championship at Royla Dornoch. He secured his third national title with a strong 9&7 triumph in the 36-hole final against Richard Docherty in the 85th staging of the Scottish Amateur Championship. It was the biggest win in the final since Colin Montomerie's victory at Nairin 25 years ago.

After a superb six days on the glorious Dornoch Firth, Forrest came out on top from a starting field of 256, representing more than 130 clubs, and triumphed over eight matches spanning nine rounds. Following his success in the Scottish Under-16s in 2009 and the Scottish Boys a year later, he has achieved a notable hat-trick.

"It feels great," said Grant Forrest. "It was actually the worst I've hit the ball all week, but when you play so many rounds in the space of a week your timing can be a little off. My long game wasn't quite on song but I made a lot of up and downs."

Forrest has now joined a stellar past winner's list that includes legendary amateur Charlie Green and modern professionals such as Montgomerie and Stephen Gallacher.

In his championship final against Docherty, Forrest won five of the first seven holes and found himself four up at lunch. He posted an approximate one-over-par 71 in the morning round to Docherty's 75 on the Old Tom Morris-designed course. Forrest moved five up after his opponent was unable to save par from a greenside bunker at the 22nd. Forrest went dormie eight with further wins at the 26th and 28th, and his par-4 at the 29th sealed victory.

With his strong showing, he is now hoping for a spot on the Scotland Home Internationals side that will compete soon at Gailes.

 

 

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