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Australian Ladies Masters: Karrie Webb disqualified for incorrect scorecard
There has been a shock at the Australian Ladies Masters with eight-time winner and defending champion Karrie Webb being disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard after the second round came to a close.
Cheyenne Woods, niece of Tiger Woods, along with South African Stacey Lee Bregman both followed first round 69s with six-under second rounds of 67 to lead the European and Australian Tour event by a single shot at 10-under 136.
But the talking point is around Webb and her shock disqualification after she signed for a second-straight 1-over 74 which would have made the cut. She was quick to notify officials that she had made the error, signing for par on the 12th when she had made bogey.
However, Ladies European Tour tournament director Fraser Munro upheld the decision, saying: "It was quite clear she signed for an incorrect scorecard. She was obviously disappointed."
Munro then added: "She needs to verify all her 18 hole scores. That's her duty. She's not properly checked her scorecard and left the recording area."
Woods is bidding for her first professional victory and had an eagle, bogey and five birdies in her second round 67 at the par-73, 6,034 meters (6,577 yards) Royal Pines Resort.
"It was a great day today," Woods said. "I played pretty steady throughout the entire round.
"My putter was working really well for me and I was hitting the ball well so, like I said, it was just a steady day.
"The highlight was definitely my No. 10, holing from the fairway."