Golf

Frost wins in Mississippi

2015-03-30 12:31
David Frost (File)

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.

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