Rule Tip of the Month – May
In four-ball stroke play, one of the players picks up while his partner completes the hole. The marker attributes the score for the hole to the player who picks up and records no score for the player who completes the hole. The better ball score is correct. The score card is signed and returned to the Committee. Should the players be disqualified?
As the partner who picked up did not have a score for the hole in question, the recorded score which is to count is lower than she actually made. The players are disqualified.