Twelve high school golfers were disqualified from the Oregon state tournament for playing from an incorrect tee box.
According to OregonLive.com, the incident resulted from a scorecard error. The tournament-issued cards listed the par-3 13th at 172 yards, which is what the red tees were playing at No. 13 (the fourth hole of the round). However, players were supposed to be playing blue tees.
The first four groups competed on the red tees, before tournament officials recognized the mistake. It was determined that those 12 players would be allowed to continue playing in the event, but their scores would not count.
The executive director of the Oregon School Activities Association said that players and coaches were made aware that they were to play from the blue tees, stating: “It is the first bullet point on the rules sheet.”