Waterlooville golfer named Portsmouth's top sportsman for impressive season

A GOLFER has been named The News's sportsman of 2018 for securing a prestigious place to compete internationally after a strong season.

Friday, 28th December 2018, 1:07 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 11:07 am
Scott Gregory. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Scott Gregory secured his maiden European Tour card in November.

The Waterlooville ace finished tied ninth at Q School to ensure he'll rub shoulders with golf's elite on a weekly basis in 2019.

Scott, 24, was in excellent form at Lumine Golf Club, Spain and carded a 19-under par total score.

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The former South Downs College student had a tough year on the Challenge Tour beforehand.  

And he was also subjected to a tirade of online abuse in June after shooting a 22-over-par 92 during his first round at the US Open in June.

But he answered his critics perfectly at Q School to earn a debut season on the European Tour.

The Corhampton Golf Club player had a sterling career as an amateur.

He won the British Amateur Championship at Royal Porthcawl in 2016, as well as representing Great Britain & Ireland to face the USA in the Walker Cup last year.