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Defending Champion Romero DQ

After forgetting to record a penalty stroke on the final hole, Andres Romero signed an incorrect scorecard and was sent home

Andres Romero at the Zurich Classic golf tournament

At the time he was DQ, Romero was four or five strokes over the projected cut line.

April 24, 2009

AVONDALE, La. (AP) -- Andres Romero, the defending champion of the Zurich Classic, has been disqualified after the first two rounds for signing an incorrect scorecard.

Romero shot what he thought was a 3-over-par 75, pushing him to 5 over for the tournament. That score would have missed the cut, projected at 1 under.

Romero told officials at the scorers' table he made a five at the par-5 18th. The 2008 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year didn't remember the one-stroke penalty he received for hitting his first shot into the water.

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