June 4, 2013
Former Vol golfer and All-SEC Second-Teamer Garrick Porteous captured the Scottish Amateur Stroke-Play Championship over the weekend. The England native and 2012 Tennessee graduate earned a well-deserved victory after navigated a challenging Southerness Golf Course.
"I've had a lot of top-five finishes, but this is my first win so it's special," Porteous said. "It was just a grind. The Lytham Trophy was tough last month, but this was colder and windier. I was just solid inside six feet, with some great up and downs."
On the final day, Porteous built upon his overnight one stroke lead to seal his first major victory. Porteous finished with a one-over-par 277, which was four strokes ahead of Dermot McElroy, who eagled the last hole for a round best of two-under par 67.
"It's my biggest win here, although I had a few when I was in the US at the University of Tennessee," Porteous said. "It'll help with world ranking points, obviously there's a big stretch of big events coming up and it's great to win the first on."
Last month, Porteous was the runner-up at the Welsh Stroke Play. In addition, he is currently ranked No. 67 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.