First Euro win is on the cards for Grant Forrest after second top-ten finish

Grant Forrest is quietly confident that a maiden European Tour win is around the corner after chalking up a second top-ten finish in his rookie season on the circuit.
Grant Forrest is super confidentGrant Forrest is super confident
Grant Forrest is super confident

The 25-year-old Craigielaw man was sititng sole second after covering the opening eight holes in two-under-par in the final round of the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco.

He eventually ended up in joint-sixth in an event won by Spaniard Jorge Campillo in his 229th start on the circuit after a closing 74, but it was an effort that has filled Forrest with hope for the rest of the campaign.

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“I was cruising along after eight holes and made probably my worst swing of the week on nine in the water,” he said. “But I gave myself lots of chances coming in.

“I had good chances on 18, 17 and at 14 I hit a lovely shot into the par 3 and missed.

“Yeah, just wasn’t to be. Putts just didn’t drop on the back nine. But it was great just being in the mix. I know that my game’s not far away, so it’s really encouraging.”

The effort earned Forrest just over £70,000, lifting him to 69th in the Race to Dubai.

Stephen Gallacher and Richie Ramsay both closed with 71s to end up in a share of 57th spot.