Grant Forrest says he is happy with his performance at the Scottish Open after finishing eight-under-par at the end of the four days.

The Haddington resident put in a string of good performances across all four days, leaving him still with a chance of winning the tournament.

With strong winds and some rain a major part of the final day, players were up against the tricky Scottish weather.

As a result, tee times were pushed back on the final two days, meaning Forrest was teeing off just before 7am today.

Reflecting on the final day, which saw him finish two-under-par, Forrest said the weather was a huge factor in his approach to the game.

He said: “I thought they set the course up as well as they could. It was one of those days where the wind blows and probably the putting was the hardest.

“I putted really well and never got any terrible gusts.

“It’s one of those days where you’re going to have some par putts and there aren’t going to be too many birdies. It’s so hard to stop the ball, but I thought we managed it well and tried to leave ourselves in the right places.”

Forrest was sitting at nine-under-par going into the 18th hole. But a wayward tee shot saw him deep in the long grass. And the resulting follow up left him well short of the green for the par four hole.

A solid chip on and two putts saw the Haddington man make a bogey to round off the tournament on eight-under-par.

Reflecting on the final hole Forrest said: “You know 18 is going to be tough. It was a poor tee shot but I was delighted to manage to make a five.

“To be honest I had a pretty awful few days Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. My long game was just not there and it’s just a strange game.

“I was just trying to get through Thursday and Friday and then I had a great Friday.

“I was actually quite happy that we got a day like today because I feel like I do well in these conditions.”

With most players still out on the course, Forrest remains in some contention for the tournament, though it would require a major slip up from the leading bunch.

He said “I was looking [at the scoreboard]. There’s obviously quite a lot of guys ahead of be but you just don’t know.

“It’s always nice to know where you are. I don’t think it will be enough to win though.”

The Scottish Open finishes this afternoon, with Scotsman Rob McIntyre leading the way on 14-under-par.