Amateur golfer shoots 134 in qualifying for prestigious event

Amateur golfer Zane Pysher had a very bad day in the office at Inniscrone Golf Club in Pennsylvania, carding a score of 64-over-par which included an 18 on one hole.

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Tue, 24 May 2022
Amateur golfer shoots 134 in qualifying for prestigious event

Qualifying for the 122nd BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship took place at the weekend, one of the biggest and best events for every amateur golfer in America.

Inniscrone Golf Club in Pennsylvania was the host venue for the preliminary stage and it was Alex Seelig and Jack Wallace who finished top of the leaderboard on level par.

The cut line extended down to 5-over-par. This meant that 16 players qualified for the championship set to be held in June at Philadelphia Country Club. 

The tournament was first held in 1897 and in total, Philadelphia Country Club has hosted the event on seven occasions. This year's event coincides with the 125th anniversary of its inception.

Unfortunately for one golfer, they made headlines for all of the wrong reasons and recorded one of the highest scores ever seen in an amateur event.

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Zane Pysher of Green Pond Country Club struggled his way to a score of 64-over-par. Yes, you read that correctly. He signed for 134 which is a score not even the highest handicappers could dream of shooting.

As per Monday Q Info on Twitter, they explained how Pysher incredibly made an 18 on the par-4 17th hole. This was a large proportion of his back nine score of 72.

"Well we hit the 5th hour mark on the 17th tee and his first didn't clear the hazard. He hit 4 ball in the hazard from where he had to take a drop so the rules official had him drop on other side.

"He hit his "10th" shot right behind a tree proceeded to hit his 11th ball right into the tree and had to duck to not get hit by it, then punched out hit then hit his 13th in the hazard, put his 15th on the green and made his 18."

Golf is a difficult sport at the best of times, but when attempting to qualify for a prestigious amateur championship, pressure and anxiety can creep in.

 

 

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