Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 5/17/13

A golfer was disqualified from US Open sectional qualifying after a competitor called in to report him for signing an incorrect scorecard. Andrew Jensen, who is a PGA Tour Canada member, was one of 49 golfers to tee it up at a US Open local qualifying event at Bellevue Country Club in Syracuse, NY, on Wednesday. Jensen signed for a 76, which was the second-best score. The 76 would have given him one of three spots in sectional qualifying, which takes place on June 3. But Jensen inadvertently signed an incorrect scorecard, leading to his disqualification. Unfortunate news everybody. I signed an incorrect scorecard today and never realized until after all the excitement subsided. The result, DQ — Andrew Jensen (@andrewjensen) May 15, 2013 It turns out that Jensen shot a 77, not a 76. Jensen apparently three-putted on the par-5 5th hole and earned a seven, but he mistakenly marked himself down for a six. The error is believed to have been an unintentional mistake that was partly the result of rainy and windy conditions that made it tough to keep score. Flagstick.com reported that Jensen called tournament officials to notify them that he had signed an incorrect scorecard. However, New York State Golf Association Executive Director Bill Moore told Larry Brown Sports that a competitor made a call to the officials after noticing an error while reviewing the scorecard online. They spoke with Jensen and reviewed his round, and he agreed he had made a mistake when recording his score on the fifth hole. Had Jensen signed for a 77 — which was his actual score — he would have been part of a four-way tie. The four golfers would have had a playoff to determine who earned the spots in the sectional qualifying. Canadian pro Brian McCann earned one of the spots with a 75, while Canadians Chris Hemmerich and Greg Cuthill earned the other two spots by shooting 77s. Amateur Patrick Milkovich of New York lost the playoff and is an alternate. It’s a tough break for Jensen, but he seems to be handling it with a positive attitude: New day, new focus — Andrew Jensen (@andrewjensen) May 16, 2013 Surprisingly, when it comes to scorecard errors we have seen greater tragedies. H/T David Coleman Photo: Twitter/Andrew Jensen

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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