April 23, 2009

Defending Champion Romero DQ

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

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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