Always remember to check your scorecard. Read it twice if you must, because the consequences can hurt. Just ask Tom Murray.
The 28-year-old English pro was disqualified from European Tour Q School for signing an incorrect scorecard, according to Bunkered. Murray had completed two rounds of the six-round final stage.
Through two rounds at Lumine Golf Club in Spain, Murray sat at seven-under par after rounds of 66 and 70 — well on his way to a card. But then, the scorecard gaffe.
While Murray’s second-round 70 was recorded accurately, scores on two of his holes were incorrectly marked: one too high, the other too low. It still added up to the correct total, but alas. Murray took to Twitter to explain:
So we’re leaving Q School having been DQd. Signed for 70 which was correct but two holes were incorrect, one higher one lower. My fault completely but still just as horrible. Rough end to the season but we will be back stronger ?? @ETQSchool
— Tom Murray (@TomMurrayGolf) November 12, 2018
“My fault completely but still just as horrible”, Murray tweeted. “Rough end to the season but we will be back stronger.”
The DQ is not the only tough break he’s endured in recent weeks. Murray is a member of the Challenge Tour, and he went into the final event of the season less than two weeks ago in 15th place in the Road to Ras al Khaimah standings. A top-15 would earn a European Tour card.
But after the final event, Murray was clipped by Pedro Figueiredo by 604 Euros. A razor-thin margin after such a long season.
Two brutally bad breaks. Here’s hoping better things come his way in the future.