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UHV's Heather Shake appealing disqualification decision

May 20, 2014 at 12:20 a.m.

Heather Shake reacts to a putt on the 18th hole of the Claud Jacobs Invitational at The  Club at Colony Creek  in February.  Shake came in second.

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.

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