Robert MacIntyre named Scottish golfer of the yearSeptember 21, 2016 Golf News
Glencruitten player caps a superb season by bagging coveted award.
Robert MacIntyre has secured the coveted accolade of Scottish Amateur Golfer of the Year.
Thanks to finishing as the leading Scot (13th), at both male and female level, on the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR), the left-hander capped a superb season with the honour.
The Glencruitten player held off the challenge of GB&I Walker Cup winner Grant Forrest (19th) and Connor Syme (23rd), the Australian Amateur champion, to come out on top.
MacIntyre began his year with a narrow victory in the Scottish Champion of Champions at Leven Golfing Society and became the first Scot in the last three years to reach the Amateur Championship final.
The 20-year-old lost out to England’s Scott Gregory but helped Scotland retain the European Amateur Team Championship title in Sweden.
As well as earning GB&I honours at The St Andrews Trophy, he also finished fourth in the European Amateur Championship in Estonia and reached the quarter-finals of the Scottish Amateur.
“I’ve just pipped Grant to the post, so it’s always nice to get another accomplishment like this,” said MacIntyre of his award, having reached his highest ever world ranking.
“Although I did well at Leven, it was a slow start to my year. But, overall, it’s been good and late on in the season has been really good.
“Reaching The Amateur final was a nice week, even if I was gutted to lose in the final. The European Amateur a few weeks ago was just as good, because it’s stroke play and you want to prove yourself at that level.”
He is now in Mexico competing for the Eisenhower Trophy at the World Amateur Team Championship.