I watched the Victorian Open golf tournament yesterday at the tough 13th Beach course near Geelong. A good day as a couple of young pros from my local club were performing. It got windy in the afternoon which blew some scores out a bit.
The sensation of the day was the performance by NZ golfer, Nick Gillespie, who shot a 7 under par 65 to equal the course record. Unfortunately he left the “scoring area” without having signed his scorecard. This led to his automatic disqualification from the event. Kaput.
What a tragedy! While a few tut-tutted about his carelessness most people I spoke to empathised with his situation and with what must have been an excruciating disappointment. His excitment at an incredibly good round of golf obviously led to a moment’s carelessness. Very sad but very human.