Amateur shoots 56 over par on a sponsor’s exemption in Tour event

February 9, 2018

An amateur named Julio Bell sparked outrage on social media this week after he entered a tour event on a sponsor’s exemption only to shoot 93-105. Bell’s entry in the Club Colombia Championship in Bogota, Colombia technically ended in a DQ (circumstances around the DQ were not immediately clear) and a storm of criticism. 

While some golf fans support stars like Steph Curry using sponsor’s exemptions to enter tournaments, many are unhappy with someone like Bell (who only started playing golf a few years ago) taking the spot of another player who they consider more deserving. But Bell was apparently a local favorite, according to tweets from spectators at the course, with a large gallery following him in support.

Take a look at his scorecard below: