The Scotsman

Grant makes history again as Scots duo seal second-place finishes

- Martin Dempster

Calum Hill recorded his best finish on the DP World Tour since landing a breakthrou­gh win in 2021 as Linn Grant claimed her second victory in the Volvo Car Scandinavi­an Mixed title in three years in her hometown of Helsingbor­g.

On a dramatic final day at Vasatorps Golfklubb, Grant overturned an 11-shot deficit through a combinatio­n of her own brilliance and compatriot Sebastian Soderberg having a nightmare after starting the closing circuit with an eightshot cushion. It was the largest final-round comeback in DP World Tour history, adding to Grant having already made history in the event in 2022 when she became the first female winner on the circuit.

“Very mixed emotions,” admitted Grant, whose grandfathe­r, James, won the Scottish Boys’ Championsh­ip before turning profession­al and mov

ing to Sweden, as she reflected on signing off with a 65 for a 17-under-par total to finish a shot ahead of both Soderberg and Hill.

“I feel terrible for Sebastian at the moment. I can’t imagine how he feels. At the same time,

I’m so surprised standing here as a winner again, in my hometown. It’s amazing.”

Grant carded six birdies on her first ten holes before chip ping in from just off the green at the last to set the clubhouse target but, at that point in the proceeding­s,

Soderberg still led by three shots with six holes left to play. But, after dropping shots at both the 13th and 15th holes, his cushion was down to just one standing on the 18th tee and, in a horror finish, a short bogey putt horseshoed around the hole to hand grant her sixth LET title triumph.

Hill picked up three shots in the last five holes to sign for a 69, earning the 29-year-old a payday worth just under €160,000.

In the amateur ranks, Nairn’s C al um scott came up just short in his bid to land a home success in the Links Trophy as success in St Andrews went instead to England’ ssebc ave after a keenly-contested final 36 hole son the Old Course.

Scott signed off with rounds of 69 and 71 to end up on four under, sharing second spot as Cave won by two shots.

 ?? ?? Linn Grant with the trophy after winning the Scandinavi­an Mixed
Linn Grant with the trophy after winning the Scandinavi­an Mixed

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