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Augusta National Golf Club is pressing charges against a man who was caught trespassing on club grounds last weekend.

According to the Augusta Chronicle, officers were called to the Masters venue at 11.39pm on Saturday, February 20, after club security reported an unknown white male appearing on surveillance cameras. 

That man has been named as 26-year-old Grayson Beveridge from the Augusta suburb of Martinez.

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When officers attempted to make contact with him, Beveridge reportedly ran away towards the bridge on Berckmans Road.

After a short pursuit, he was apprehended on Ingleside Drive 

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Beveridge reportedly told officers that he had snuck onto the property because he “was bored” and wanted to have “some fun.”

He was jailed at the Charles B Webster Detention Centre and later released on bond. 

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According to a police report filed by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, the club intends to press charges against Beveridge.

Augusta National will host the 85th edition of the Masters Tournament from April 8-11, where Dustin Johnson will attempt to become just the fourth player to successfully defend the Green Jacket.

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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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