UHV's Heather Shake appealing disqualification decision
LINCOLN, Neb. - Nothing was going to keep UHV freshman Heather Shake from competing for the NAIA Women's Golf National Championship.
Except for a wedge.
Shake was disqualified after her first round of the national NAIA golf tournament for using a nonconforming wedge. However, the disqualification has been appealed, but a decision is not expected to be reached until Wednesday morning.
So for at least a few more hours, Shake is still eligible for a national championship.
She shot an opening round score of 6-over 78.
"We had checked earlier, and they said the wedge was OK, but someone questioned it after her round, and they said they made a mistake," UHV golf coach Brian Williamson said in a news release. "It will be a learning experience. She will be able to play the next two rounds but just won't be able to record a finish."
Shake was tied for 64th overall and was seven shots behind the leader. She started the round with a 4-over score after the first four holes but finished the front nine with three birdies for a 3-over 39. Shake hit six pars and three bogeys on the back nine to finish with a 78.