Australian golfer disqualifies himself

Tue, 19 Oct 10:08:00 2010

Australia's Adam Blyth disqualified himself from the Iskandar Johor Open a day after the tournament concluded in Malaysia.

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Blyth finished tied for 50th place at the Horizon Hills Golf and Country Club on Sunday but realised the next morning that he had signed for a lower score in the final round.

The 28-year-old noticed he had signed for a 72 when he shot a 73 and rang the Asian Tour's tournament office to report his mistake. He was then disqualified from the tournament.

"I looked at (the Asian Tour website) on Monday morning at the airport and saw that I was as two under which I wasn't," Blyth said. "I was hoping it was a mistake as I had a 73 and immediately rang up the office.

"It's no-one's fault but mine. There was no hesitation to call in straight away. It could have been left as it was and no-one would have known but it's certainly not the way to do things.

"I wouldn't have been able to live with this. It is a shame as I needed the money for the Order of Merit. But I couldn't handle it if I had let it go."

The mistake came on the second hole when Blyth took six shots but signed for five.

"I knew I had a six," he continued. "I was hoping it was a computer error and that the card was okay but it wasn't. It's the first time I've been disqualified."


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