Scot lifts 2014 Links Trophy after thrilling final day
Scotland’s top-ranked amateur Grant Forrest eagled and birdied the 18th on the Old Course and then holed a 25ft birdie putt on the first play-off hole to lift the 2014 St Andrews Links Trophy, in association with Allianz.
The 20-year-old from the Craigielaw club in East Lothian holed a 25-foot birdie putt from outside Blairgowrie's Bradley Neil on the first green in extra-time to win the title, which features the European season’s best strokeplay field in amateur golf.
“Winning the Scottish Amateur was big for me, but I think because of the strength of the field here this has to be the best,” he said.
“I’ve only been back from the US for two weeks and I thought I would take a little more time to acclimatise, but It’s great to win back at home. Going down the 1st at the Old Course in a play-off is dreamland, it was surreal. I'm absolutely delighted.”