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Thursday, October 17, 2019 1:00 am

In The News

LPGA player gets 58 penalty shots

The rules have changed since the last time Lee Ann Walker competed in an LPGA-sanctioned event. She found out the hard way.

Walker shot rounds of 85 and 74 at the Senior LPGA Championship. That was before she had to add 42 penalty shots to her opening round in French Lick, and 16 more to the second round.

Walker says she wasn't aware that caddies no longer can stand behind players as they putt unless a player starts the stance over. She didn't realize this until midway through her second round Tuesday, and then she had to add a two-shot penalty for every time she did it.

– Associated Press