Grant Forrest helps GB&I to record Walker Cup victory

The Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup Team celebrate their victory. Grant Forrest is back row, second left.  Picture: Clint Hughes Getty Images

The Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup Team celebrate their victory. Grant Forrest is back row, second left. Picture: Clint Hughes Getty Images

0
Have your say

Lothians star Grant Forrest was delighted to make a winning contribution as Great Britain & Ireland stormed to victory in the 45th Walker Cup at Royal Lytham.

The 22-year-old from North Berwick beat Scott Harvey 2&1 in the second-day singles, turning the tables after the American had won by the same score when the pair also locked horns on Saturday.

The victory helped secure a 16.5-9.5 triumph as a team led by Welshman Nigel Edwards created a new winning margin for GB&I in the biennial event.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better day,” said Craigielaw member Forrest, who was aware the triumph had already been secured before he recovered from being two down after eight to beat the experienced Harvey.

“Walking down the 15th hole knowing we’d won already was a great feeling and it was nice to then go on and win my match.

“Scott is a great player and having holed a monster putt against me at the 17th on Saturday he almost did it again 
yesterday. I’m proud of myself and also the rest of the guys.”

Forrest will now turn his attention to the first stage of the European Tour Qualifying School at Collingtree Park next week.

“This could well be my finale in the amateur game and if it is it will certainly be hard to beat as I’m so happy,” he added.

“I’ll enjoy tonight then start preparing for my Qualifying School campaign.”