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Seniors disqualified after playing the wrong ball at Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship

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On Friday, both Paul Lawrie and Carl Mason were disqualified from the Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship after mistakenly playing each other’s golf ball.

Lawrie took to social media to explain what had occurred, stating how the two played the wrong ball, both of which had similar markings, on the fifth hole, and didn’t realize their error until the seventh hole.

Both players were disqualified from the event after being in breach of rule Rule 6.3, which says

A player must not make a stroke at a wrong ball.

In stroke play, the player must correct the mistake by continuing play with the original ball by playing it as it lies or taking relief under the Rules –

  • The stroke made with the wrong ball and any more strokes before the mistake is corrected (including strokes made and any penalty strokes solely from playing that ball) do not count.
  • If the player does not correct the mistake before making a stroke to begin another hole or, for the final hole of the round, before returning his or her scorecard, the player is disqualified.

 

 

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at gianni@golfwrx.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Jack

    Jun 23, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Interesting didn’t know playing the wrong ball has no penalty. Or is there? Could really affect the other player’s ball if it was in deep rough and had a good lie, a drop would not yield that same good lie.

  2. JP

    Jun 22, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Well, not much to say here. Bet that’s the last time that happens to either of these guys.

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Caddie’s bunker infraction proves ruinous at U.S. Amateur 

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At the U.S. Amateur at Bandon Dunes a rare and cruel ruling on the final hole on Thursday evening put paid to Segundo Oliva Pinto’s chances in his last 16 match against Tyler Strafaci.

All tied up heading down the par 5 last, Oliva Pinto found the greenside bunker with his second shot. While assessing where to land his third shot, Oliva Pinto’s caddie, who is a local caddie from the resort, touched the sand with his hand which was deemed to have been testing the conditions of the bunker.

The local looper denied to rules officials that he touched the sand, despite the evidence proving otherwise.

Rule 12.1/a states that: before making a stroke at a ball in a bunker, a player must not deliberately touch sand in the bunker with a hand, club, rake or other object to test the condition of the sand to learn information for the next stroke. 

Unfortunately for Oliva Pinto, caddies are included in that rule, and the error in judgment proved fatal with the hole concession resulting in the end of the match.

Following the incident, Oliva Pinto was philosophical, saying: “What happened, happened”.

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