Golfer stuns with 55-over-127

New Straits Times - - Sport -

TORONTO: A golfer hop­ing to qual­ify for this year’s US Open re­turned a score that would leave even a novice red-faced, stum­bling to a hu­mil­i­at­ing 55-over­par 127 dur­ing a lo­cal qualifying event at Sil­ver Lakes in Alabama.

Clifton McDon­ald of Merid­ian, Mis­sis­sippi, en­dured a dis­mal 32over 68 over his first nine holes on Wed­nes­day, in­clud­ing a 14 on the par-five 16th and an 11 at the par-four 18th.

He im­proved slightly on his sec­ond nine, avoid­ing dou­ble-dig­its on each hole for 59.

“Guess he must of lied about hav­ing a 2.4 hand­i­cap in­dex,” Amer­i­can Billy Horschel, a three­time win­ner on the PGA Tour, tweeted.

Lo­cal US Open qual­i­fiers, open to all pro­fes­sion­als and am­a­teurs with a suitable hand­i­cap, of­fer play­ers from all over the world a chance to join the elite in the year’s sec­ond ma­jor.

The 2017 US Open will be played June 15-18 at Erin Hills in Wis­con­sin. Reuters

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