Mental Turnaround Means Title for USD's Forrest

U-T San Diego -- Grant Forrest has clearly learned from his mistakes.

The USD sophomore suffered a painful loss in mid-March at San Diego Country Club. He was leading the Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic going into the final round and birdied the first two holes. His expectations soared.

Then Forrest three-putted the next two holes and missed the fifth green with a 9-iron in his hand. Those three straight bogeys produced a mental meltdown – “He was distraught after that,” said Toreros coach Cory Scoggin -- and Forrest didn’t recover, losing by two shots.

Move forward to last week’s West Coast Conference Championships in Bremerton, Wash. With a second-round 67 at Gold Mountain Golf Club, Forrest held a one-shot lead going into the final round. He charged out with three straight birdies and hit his ball to 6 feet at the fourth. But he three-putted from there and Scoggin waited for the reaction.

“He was a totally different person mentally,” said the coach. (Full Story