PGA Tour

Golfer shoots 127 in US Open qualifier

Golf ball (Getty Images)
Golf ball (Getty Images)

Los Angeles - An American professional golfer, who was trying to qualify for the 117th US Open, stumbled his way to a 55-over 127 at a tournament in Alabama on Wednesday.

Clifton McDonald shot a 68 on the front nine and finished with a 127 at the Robert Trent Jones golf course.

McDonald's scorecard was posted on Twitter by a fellow competitor Lee McCoy, who ended his tweet with the hashtag #NeverGiveUp.

Beginning on the 10th hole, McDonald recorded a 14 on the par-five 16th and an 11 on the par-four 18th to make the halfway turn in 32-over 68.

His second nine was an improvement with a 23-over 59.

US Open local qualifying continues until next Thursday. More than 9 000 golfers across America will attempt to play their way into the US Open in June.

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