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.