Rookie Forrest wants & # 039; set the bar high & # 039; about European Tour

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Grant Forrest is ready to take part in the European Tour for the first time

Grant Forrest is determined to take his first victory as soon as possible when the main European Tour starts in two weeks.

De 26- A year old earned his place on the circuit when he finished seventh on the final ranking of the second rank Challenge Tour.

And he says that simply keeping his card "lowers the bar".

"It's always the same, every time you pick it up, you try to win, so for me I try to win," said Forrest.

"I think that if you just look next year and say, I just want to keep my card, then that is set the bar too low, you set the bar high and we all know what we can and just try to play well.

"Every recording will count. That mentality will become more important in the European Tour than in the Challenge Tour. "

Forrest began playing golf at the Bathgate Golf Club before his family moved to East Lothian, where he now resides.

His amateur career was littered with success, he was in 2010 the Scottish boys champion and two years later he raised the Scottish Amateur title.

In 2013 he qualified to play in the Open Championship in nearby Muirfield and although he missed the cut after the rounds of 73 and 86 he played with the former winner of the Claret Jug, Mark O & # 39; Meara.

He also played a big role in the success of the Great Britain and Ireland team that lifted the Walker Cup in 2015 This all happened when he studied at the University of San Diego

He said: "I was fortunate to enter the national scheme at the age of 14 and my experience was that I lived very well . fully supported.

"I went to college in the United States for four years and there they take care of you." It was a tough competition all the way.

"I think university golf in the United States is true you learn what level you are on. There are so many guys playing and so many good players. "

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