Disturbed by an incident involving her partner whom she accused of cheating, a Stage I LPGA card player made a fatal mistake when signing her card! Engaged at Rancho Mirage like three Frenchwomen, including Charlotte Liautier and Anaïs Meyssonnier who qualified for Stage II in mid-October in Florida, Gabby Lemieux (photo) will remember her last lap for a long time.
The 27-year-old American, who participated in the US Women's Open last year, was disqualified from the first stage of the LPGA accession selectives after denouncing cheating in her game when signing the cards.
Gabby Lemieux, statements
After the incident, Lemieux detailed how it happened on his Instagram account.
“Today, another player and I exposed the cheating of a participant who marked and replaced her ball incorrectly. In doing so, I signed a bad scorecard”. An alleged fraud which was also witnessed by shopping carts.
Lemieux says that it was while consulting her score on her phone, sitting in her car, that she noticed her own mistake. “I noticed they put me a 74 when I knew I had played 75. I went back to make sure the online score wasn't wrong and then saw that I had unfortunately signed a wrong card.
A par at 15 scored by her scorer, when she had bogeyed, escaped her and resulted in her being disqualified. “I was too engrossed in the incident to realize a score was wrong on my card. We need more honest people and better professionals who play by the rules, so we don't have to worry about them." concludes the young woman.
The Ladies European Tour or LET is the professional circuit for women's golfers based in England and taking place in Europe, as well as in Australia, South Africa and Dubai. Created in 1979, this tournament series has found it difficult to establish itself alongside the popular North American LPGA women's tour.
In 2006, LET organized 21 competitions with prizes worth around €10 million in total. The two most important tournaments, the Masters in France and the Women's British Open in England, were held together with the American LPGA.
With few exceptions, the 90 most successful players in the previous year receive a card for the following season based on merit order, that is, ranked by earnings. All other professional golfers have to participate in a series of tournaments to qualify and reach one of the top 30 places there.
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