My player is Stephanie Louden
Even today. We’re playing the weekend.
Hot, dry and windy the last two days. Add extra firm fairways and one’s brain works overtime when trying to figure the run-out on approach shots. On the par five fifth, our 165 yard club scampered 215 yards onto the green for an eagle chance. After that, I told Steph “This is more British Open, than the British Open”. It’s both scary and fun at the same time.
Finally, caught in the act! All this time, I’ve been detailing cheating by the Koreans and been called a racist and more for my observations. Even been taken to the woodshed by the head honcho. Well yesterday, it all became evident that I was spot on. Did you notice that Shi Hyun Ahn and Ilmi Chung were disqualified? The reason is that they both played the wrong ball on their final hole and not correcting the infraction before signing their cards, to put it mildly.
Here is what I’ve heard of the alleged incident. Both balls were in the fairway. Ahn missed the green and Ilmi hit hers on. Ahn chipped it close and tapped in for par. This is where it all begins. Apparently, Ahn noticed that this was not her ball and conversed in Korean with Ilmi. In the mean time, at least one caddie in the group noticed it also but did not say anything. They finished the hole, went to the scoring tent, checked the scores and signed their cards. Somewhere, either before or after going to the tent, Ahn told her caddie (a Nationwide DFT looper and only working for her this week) “You did not see anything”. As of right now, I do not know who owned up and went to the officials. The third player in the group was oblivious to the situation and was not involved. BTW, Ahn shot 72 and Chung a 76.
If what I have conveyed are the facts, this is the most egregious act that can be perpetrated in a game that relies on the honesty and integrity of the participants. Two players conspiring to cheat is unforgivable and should be dealt with in the harshest manner possible. No fines and no suspension. A lifetime banishment from LPGA competition is the only solution. An example must be made. The question is, will it?
ESP or just a logical assumption? Heard that third player in the group had a premonition of being a single in today’s round after the pairings came out. Good call.
On the lighter side: Golf’s Gong Show. A little fun before the games begin.