Tour golfer almost disqualified after being STUCK in a lift for 45 minutes

Korn Ferry Tour player Nick Voke faced an anxious wait in the elevator of his hotel, as he rushed to make his tee-time.

Wed, 28 Apr 2021

TOUR GOLFER ALMOST DISQUALIFIED AFTER BEING STUCK IN A LIFT FOR 45 MINUTES

Korn Ferry Tour player Nick Voke was almost disqualified from the Veritex Bank Championship, after he and his caddy were stuck in a lift and almost missed their tee time.

Voke was up early on Saturday morning to complete the remaining two holes of his second round, looking to make his first cut in four events.

The man from New Zealand and his caddy Leonard Powell stepped into the elevator of their hotel at 6.13 am and didn't leave it until just before 7 am.

 

 

The pair shared a joke or two in the elevator because they didn't think they would be delayed for so long, but the situation became far more stressful than first thought. 

The pair were trying to call the receptionists and the technicians of the lift, while Voke was messaging a representative from the Korn Ferry Tour to say that he would be late.

The tour informed Voke that if he did not arrive at the course on time, then he would be disqualified which increased the seriousness of the situation.

 

 

They considered pulling the doors of the elevator open to escape, but they managed to contact a man who reset the elevator and luckily they were able to arrive at the course with time to spare.

Voke incredibly birdied the 17th hole and parred the 18th at the Veritex Bank Championship to make the cut. The pair were able to rest easy after their round.

The 26-year-old shot a superb 65 in his third round and followed this up with a final-round score of 73 to finish tied 46th for the week.

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