Cas­sidy sus­pended

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Toko­roa’s top fe­male golfer has been sus­pended from rep­re­sen­ta­tive golf for cheat­ing at a na­tional event.

Toko­roa High School stu­dent Chantelle Cas­sidy, 17, was sus­pended for the sea­son af­ter be­ing caught fal­si­fy­ing her score at the New Zealand Women’s Am­a­teur Stroke­play Cham­pi­onship in Napier in April.

Cas­sidy was dis­qual­i­fied from the tour­na­ment and, at the request of New Zealand Golf, a Waikato Golf dis­ci­plinary com­mit­tee was con­vened and handed down the sus­pen­sion which means Cas­sidy has missed se­lec­tion for the Waikato team for this year’s na­tional women’s in­ter­provin­cial tour­na­ment.

Yes­ter­day, Waikato Golf ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Robin Ful­ton said he was re­luc­tant to com­ment on the sus­pen­sion and wanted to move for­ward.

How­ever, he did con­firm Cas­sidy’s sus­pen­sion and the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing it.

It was the sec­ond time con­cerns had been raised over Cas­sidy’s be­hav­iour, al­though the first in­ci­dent did not in­volve fal­si­fy­ing scores, Ful­ton said.

Cas­sidy told the Waikato Times she had learned her les­son and was try­ing to put the in­ci­dent be­hind her.

She will be avail­able for rep­re­sen­ta­tive se­lec­tion next sea­son, which

golf be­gins in Jan­uary and she said she was look­ing for­ward to try­ing to re­gain her spot in the Waikato team.

She did not want to com­ment about the cheat­ing that lead to her sus­pen­sion.

Cas­sidy has con­tin­ued to play club golf while sus­pended from rep­re­sen­ta­tive play and re­cently won the 2010 Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons tour­na­ment at Wait­omo, set­ting a course record in the process. Ful­ton said there had been no com­plaints over Cas­sidy since the sus­pen­sion.

- Waikato Times

DIS­QUAL­I­FIED: Chantelle Cas­sidy, pic­tured com­pet­ing in Toko­roa this year, has been caught fal­si­fy­ing her score at an event in April.

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