Forrest wins Hero Open to say first Tour title

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Scotland’s Grant Forrest produced a shocking end to seal his first European Tour title on the Scottish Championship on Sunday.

Forrest held off a fierce problem from England’s James Morrison to turn out to be the primary residence winner in Scotland on the circuit since Paul Lawrie in 2012.

The 28-year-old made birdies within the last two holes at Fairmont St Andrews to complete the event 24-under-par and safe the title by one shot following a final-round 66.

“There are such a lot of feelings,” Forrest mentioned. “To do it in entrance of everybody who has come as much as assist me — the final 12 months and a half has been an actual problem on and off the course so I am simply delighted.

“We have been via rather a lot as a household and to do it right here, it is what I’ve at all times dreamed of to win on the European Tour occasion.”

Morrison completed second with a closing 63, adopted by Spain’s Santiago Tarrio in third. Scotland’s David Law and Calum Hill shared the fourth spot, whereas American Chase Hanna and Matthew Jordan have been tied for sixth place.

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