Andrew Dodt keeps card despite playing wrong ball

Andrew Dodt and his playing partner played each others golf ball at the end of season Asian Tour event in Thailand.

Australian Andrew Dodt has managed to hold on to his Asian Tour card after a top-10 finish at the King’s Cup at the Black Mountain Golf Club in Thailand but it wasn’t without drama.

Entering the final Asian Tour event in the 2013/14 schedule, Dodt was placed 58th on the overall Order of Merit and needed to stay inside the top-60 to keep his card. Dodt has lost his full playing rights on the European Tour so when he and his playing partner, American Kim Chan mistakenly hit each others golf ball things would have been a little tense..

Chan explained what happened at www.asiantour.com:

“My playing partner (Andrew Dodt) hit it left and I hit it down the right. The ball tends to kick left on the ninth fairway so I thought my ball was in the middle and his was in the left. For some reason it switched. I just got to pay more attention to that. It is just a mistake that I’m definitely going to learn from,” he explained.

I’m not sure I’ve heard of this happening on tour. Chan, who was also trying to keep his card as well finished the hole with a triple-bogey while Dodt made a respectable bogey given the circumstances.

The good news is that both players managed to stay inside the Top-60 and keep their Asian Tour cards. Other Australians to earn their cards for next season were Scott Hend, Wade Ormsby, Scott Barr, Unho Park, Matthew Steiger, Keiren Pratt, Adam Groom and Jake Higginbottom.

Bruce Young has a good round-up of the Australian results over at iseekgolf.com.

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