Hero Open R4

Grant Forrest wins maiden title on home soil

Hero Open 2021 R4
August 05-08
Fairmont St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
€1,250,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Hero Open 2021 R4 - Grant Forrest wins maiden title on home soil
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Grant Forrest closed with a 66 to win his first European Tour title in his 77th start at the Hero Open. He is the first Scotsman to win on home soil since Paul Lawrie won the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles in 2012.


Hero Open 2021 R4

“There are so many emotions. To do it in front of everyone who has come up to support me – the last year and a half has been a real challenge on and off the course so I’m just delighted.

“We’ve been through quite a lot as a family and to do it here, it’s what I’ve always dreamed of to win on the European Tour. I think there’s a big party at the in-laws tonight.”


Hero Open 2021 R4

Forrest was tied for the lead alongside fellow Scot Calum Hill after the third round and they fought for the lead for most of the day.


Hero Open 2021 R4

When Englishman James Morrison carded a 63 to set the clubhouse target at 23-under Forrest was on the 17th tee. He produced back-to-back birdies to win by one shot pushing Morrison down into second place.

“I saw the scoreboard and I knew what I needed to do,” said Forrest. “Our big thing all day was one shot at a time, let’s just keep hitting shots and I hit a great nine iron into 17 nice and close, and that really helps, and then two great shots into 18 – it was a great way to finish.”

Spain’s Santiago Tarrio shot a bogey-free 68 to finish third at 21-under ahead of Scottish duo David Law (68) and Hill (70) at 20-under.

Hero Open 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Grant Forrest
-24
68
68
62
66
264
2
James Morrison
-23
69
66
67
63
265
3
Santiago Tarrio
-21
67
65
67
68
267
T4
David Law
-20
67
67
66
68
268
T4
Calum Hill
-20
63
68
67
70
268
T6
Chase Hanna
-17
65
68
69
69
271
T6
Matthew Jordan
-17
67
66
68
70
271
T8
Niall Kearney
-16
71
69
66
66
272
T8
Justin Walters
-16
68
64
71
69
272
T10
Lucas Bjerregaard
-15
67
62
71
73
273
T10
Bryce Easton
-15
67
69
71
66
273
T10
Berry Henson
-15
67
67
67
72
273
T10
Sihwan Kim
-15
69
65
73
66
273
T10
Chris Paisley
-15
66
72
69
66
273
T10
Garrick Porteous
-15
69
69
68
67
273
T16
Matt Ford
-14
70
66
68
70
274
T16
Masahiro Kawamura
-14
73
68
69
64
274
T16
Hugo León
-14
67
70
70
67
274
T16
Alvaro Quiros
-14
66
69
73
66
274
T16
Shubhankar Sharma
-14
67
67
73
67
274
T16
Callum Shinkwin
-14
69
68
69
68
274
T16
Toby Tree
-14
67
68
69
70
274
T23
Yi Keun Chang
-13
70
67
72
66
275
T23
Daniel Hillier
-13
69
70
67
69
275
T23
Craig Howie
-13
75
65
67
68
275
T23
Richard McEvoy
-13
70
66
70
69
275
T23
Jordan Smith
-13
68
68
66
73
275
T28
Eduardo De la Riva
-12
68
67
74
67
276
T28
Richie Ramsay
-12
67
69
71
69
276
T30
Wil Besseling
-11
72
71
66
68
277
T30
Jonathan Caldwell
-11
64
70
70
73
277
T30
Oliver Farr
-11
71
69
68
69
277
33
Matthew Southgate
-10
72
68
74
64
278
T34
Jorge Campillo
-9
72
70
70
67
279
T34
Jamie Donaldson
-9
73
67
70
69
279
T34
Ryan Fox
-9
74
69
69
67
279
T34
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen
-9
66
72
69
72
279
T38
Marcus Armitage
-8
72
69
70
69
280
T38
Gaganjeet Bhullar
-8
76
67
68
69
280
T38
Bradley Dredge
-8
75
67
68
70
280
T38
David Drysdale
-8
71
67
73
69
280
T38
Daniel Gavins
-8
71
72
70
67
280
T38
Tyler Koivisto
-8
69
71
71
69
280
T38
Alexander Levy
-8
69
74
68
69
280
T38
Adrian Otaegui
-8
67
70
75
68
280
T38
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
-8
65
68
71
76
280
T38
Lee Slattery
-8
68
74
73
65
280
T48
Ashley Chesters
-7
71
71
71
68
281
T48
Gavin Moynihan
-7
70
73
70
68
281
T48
Damien Perrier
-7
72
68
73
68
281
T48
Andy Sullivan
-7
73
67
73
68
281
T48
Lars van Meijel
-7
76
67
70
68
281
T53
Kristoffer Reitan
-6
67
73
73
69
282
T53
Daniel Young (a)
-6
75
68
72
67
282
T53
Darius van Driel
-6
71
67
74
70
282
T56
Matthew Baldwin
-5
75
67
74
67
283
T56
Ross Fisher
-5
65
75
70
73
283
T56
Joachim B. Hansen
-5
74
68
72
69
283
T56
Scott Hend
-5
72
69
71
71
283
T56
Renato Paratore
-5
75
67
66
75
283
T56
Carlos Pigem
-5
74
69
72
68
283
T56
Marcel Siem
-5
70
73
72
68
283
T63
Kristoffer Broberg
-4
77
66
75
66
284
T63
Pedro Figueiredo
-4
68
71
74
71
284
T63
Anton Karlsson
-4
72
70
72
70
284
T63
Frank Kennedy
-4
72
71
73
68
284
T63
Ricardo Santos
-4
72
69
72
71
284
T68
Marcus Kinhult
-3
71
71
68
75
285
T68
Dale Whitnell
-3
73
68
74
70
285
T70
Alejandro Cañizares
-2
73
70
73
70
286
T70
Jake McLeod
-2
75
67
72
72
286
T72
Austin Bautista
+1
72
70
74
73
289
T72
Rhys Enoch
+1
72
69
71
77
289
T72
Gary Stal
+1
69
74
74
72
289
75
SSP Chawrasia
+8
76
67
75
78
296
CUT
Dave Coupland
E
76
68
144
CUT
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
E
71
73
144
CUT
Philip Eriksson
E
74
70
144
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
E
73
71
144
CUT
Tom Gandy
E
78
66
144
CUT
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
E
73
71
144
CUT
Nicolai Højgaard
E
75
69
144
CUT
Scott Jamieson
E
71
73
144
CUT
Søren Kjeldsen
E
74
70
144
CUT
Ryan Lumsden (a)
E
73
71
144
CUT
Ajeetesh Sandhu
E
77
67
144
CUT
Martin Simonsen
E
76
68
144
CUT
Graeme Storm
E
76
68
144
CUT
Julian Suri
E
75
69
144
CUT
Connor Syme
E
73
71
144
CUT
Oliver Wilson
E
76
68
144
CUT
Aron Zemmer
E
71
73
144
CUT
Daniel van Tonder
E
74
70
144
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
+1
75
70
145
CUT
Benjamin Hebert
+1
76
69
145
CUT
Shiv Kapur
+1
72
73
145
CUT
Paul Peterson
+1
77
68
145
CUT
Bernd Ritthammer
+1
72
73
145
CUT
Laird Shepherd (a)
+1
73
72
145
CUT
Paul Waring
+1
71
74
145
CUT
Chris Wood
+1
75
70
145
CUT
David Dixon
+2
74
72
146
CUT
Ben Evans
+2
71
75
146
CUT
Oliver Fisher
+2
76
70
146
CUT
Liam Johnston
+2
78
68
146
CUT
Francesco Laporta
+2
71
75
146
CUT
Haotong Li
+2
77
69
146
CUT
Eddie Pepperell
+2
74
72
146
CUT
Jesper Sandborg
+2
74
72
146
CUT
Clement Sordet
+2
79
67
146
CUT
Paul Dunne
+3
79
68
147
CUT
Niklas Lemke
+3
77
70
147
CUT
Paul O’Hara
+3
75
72
147
CUT
Haydn Porteous
+3
73
74
147
CUT
Emilio Cuartero Blanco
+4
72
76
148
CUT
Cormac Sharvin
+4
73
75
148
CUT
Marc Warren
+4
78
70
148
CUT
Robin Williams
+4
75
73
148
CUT
Suradit Yongcharoenchai
+4
75
73
148
CUT
Deyen Lawson
+5
78
71
149
CUT
Robert Rock
+5
76
73
149
CUT
Graham Fox
+6
74
76
150
CUT
Janne Kaske
+6
73
77
150
CUT
Max Schmitt
+6
77
73
150
CUT
Aaron Cockerill
+7
80
71
151
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
+7
80
71
151
CUT
Josh Geary
+7
76
75
151
CUT
Dimitrios Papadatos
+7
72
79
151
CUT
Matthias Schmid
+7
80
71
151
CUT
Jordan Wrisdale
+7
80
71
151
CUT
David Horsey
+8
81
71
152
CUT
David Howell
+8
77
75
152
CUT
Ross McGowan
+8
80
72
152
CUT
Benjamin Poke
+8
81
71
152
CUT
Adrien Saddier
+8
75
77
152
CUT
Euan Walker (a)
+8
79
73
152
CUT
Jeff Winther
+8
79
73
152
CUT
Pep Angles
+9
79
74
153
CUT
Tom McKibbin
+9
79
74
153
CUT
Romain Wattel
+10
78
76
154
CUT
Chris Doak
+17
90
71
161
CUT
Jake Bolton
+18
83
79
162
W/D
Joel Stalter
+11
83
83