GOLF ace Grant Forrest has won selection for the Scotland squad for the World Amateur Team Championships next month.

Forrest is part of a three-man squad to contest the men's event in Mexico, where he will line up alongside Robert MacIntyre and Connor Syme.

They will compete for the Eisenhower Trophy between September 21-24 at the Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Club and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club in Riviera Maya in Mexico.

Both events are played over 72 holes of stroke play, and Forrest will hope to build on his performance at the event in Japan two years ago.

There, he 23-year-old was part of the Scotland side that recorded a top-10 finish, alongside Bradley Neil and Chris Robb.

Steve Paulding, Scottish Golf Performance Director, said: “We have picked the top three players in the World Amateur Golf Rankings for both the men’s and the women’s teams and all six should be congratulated on their selection.

"The world championship is always a tough competition and history shows you need players who can score well under-par to be in with a chance of a medal.

“Our men’s team is very strong with Grant, Robert and Connor all the top 50 of the world with a proven track record of winning and we should be very competitive in this event, aiming to build on our strong finish two years ago. "

The women's team, of Connie Jaffrey, Jessica Meek and Rachael Taylor, will challenge for the Espirito Santo Trophy, and have been set a target of a top-20 finish.