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The rules of golf have struck again.

Young English golfer Gian-Marco Petrozzi has missed out on a place at the final stage of European Tour Q-School this week after being hit with a peculiar penalty at the end of Stage 2 on Monday

Gian Marco Petrozzi

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Playing at Las Colinas, the Staffordshire ace thought he had muscled his way into this week’s final stage at Lumine after having a strong finish to card a 65 in his fourth and final round.

Then things unravelled, as he explained on Twitter.

Petrozzi Explanation

Those extra two shots he was hit with dropped Petrozzi into a share of 32nd place – and agonisingly outside the places for this week’s final stage.

Ouch!


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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