Waterlooville golfer named Portsmouth's top sportsman for impressiveÂ season
A GOLFER has been named The News's sportsman of 2018Â for securing a prestigious place to compete internationally after a strong season.
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.
The former South Downs College student had a tough year on the Challenge Tour beforehand. Â
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 heÂ 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.Â