Cape Town - David
Frost overcame a late penalty to win the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic by one
shot on Sunday after edging out Tom Lehman and Kevin Sutherland.
The one-shot penalty was a bizarre affair that resulted from a ball that Frost
dropped on the 17th hole. He was able to shrug off the incident and, after Lehman
missed a short putt for birdie, lifted the silverware.
“I marked the ball and as I picked it up, the ball just kind of slipped out of
my hand, hit the coin and moved it,” Frost said. “I knew exactly where it was
and I just moved it back and didn’t think there was a penalty at all because I
knew exactly where it was.
“There is some kind of rule that says in the act of marking the ball if you
drop your coin. They told me I dropped the ball, which is an act of negligence
and had to incur a one-stroke penalty. It was frustrating. You play by the
rules and luckily for me in the end it didn’t make any difference and I’m happy
Lehman didn’t beat me in a playoff,” said Frost.
Frost pocketed $240 000 for his victory.