The historic change to move the third and 4th rounds to Port Royal for the Goslings invitational started off with another beautiful day. www.islandstats.com can confirm that First Round Leader of the Gosling Invitational Danny King has withdrawn.
Following his Second Round at the Belmont Hills Golf Course, King signed the wrong score on his scorecard.
Back on Monday, October 26, 2015, the PGA announced that Golfers no longer face automatic disqualification for two violations, including an incorrect scorecard, but Players still face disqualification if they sign for a lower score on a hole. However, the new exception to Rule 6-6d allows a player to avoid disqualification if the score includes a penalty that was discovered only after he signed his card.
Officials stated that King brought to their attention that error and withdrew from the Tournament.
Meanwhile Round Three also saw David Wetlauffer hold his lead for the Professional Division. Wetlauffer carded a 77 albeit 10 stokes higher than his Second Round, bringing his 3 day total to 205 and narrowing the lead by just two stroke ahead of Kirk Hanafeld, who carded the lowest score for Round 3 with an impressive 68.
Jean LaForce also showed his metal with an excellent 2-under par 69.
Daniel Augustus leads the Bermuda players in the Professional Division carding a 5-over par 76 which sees him T10th, with a three day total 218, while Nick Jones are T17th three strokes back, Brian Morris is T19th at 222.
The Professional Division goes into Round 4 with some exciting placements, which will make tomorrow an exciting round to watch.
The Open Amateur sees Damian Palanyandi with a three day total of 223, 7 strokes ahead of Henry Arundale with Scott Barnett not far behind with a 242 three day total.
The Senior Division has former Division winner Hav Trott maintaining the lead with 219 well ahead of Glenn Kelley with a 227.
Tomorrow will see a slightly different tee sheet. The Inaugural Goslings Seal Pup Cup will be played by our higher scorers providing an opportunity to have some additional fun and to win the new Seal Pup Trophy. The Seal Pup flight will start the day with tee times beginning at 7am, followed closely by the 61 Open and Professional participants.