1.30 UPDATE: McLeod tackles controversy at #AusOpenGolf

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Jake McLeod & # 39; s birdieputt on the fourth is on the rim of the cup.


Queensland professional Jake McLeod made a run on the #AusOpenGolf despite a controversy about a putt at the fourth hole.

McLeod received a penalty shot after he was expected to wait too long for a birdie pit at the par-four on the back lip of the cup while he was on top of the leaderboard.

Initially he got a birdie three for the hole, but an official rule was sent to the court and then told McLeod that his score would be four, including a penalty ball.

The incident took place on the third day of the Open at The Lakes.

According to the rules of golf, a player has a "reasonable time" to get to his ball when he sits on the lip, plus 10 seconds. McLeod was expected to wait 15 seconds before his ball came in.

However, tournament director Trevor Herden said that McLeod would be asked to clarify the situation when his round was complete, with an issue about whether the ball was still in motion.

Americans Keegan Bradley and Matt Kuchar and Byeong Hun An from South Korea are at the start of their finals eight-under-par in heavy, windy conditions.

McLeod, Japanese amateur Keita Nakajima and Queensland Aaron Pike are a shot further back.


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