Golf 12.5.2017 09:20 am

#NeverGiveUp: US Open hopeful embarrasses with round of 127

Lee McCoy was playing behind Clifton McDonald. He had some Twitter fun. Photo: Jan Kruger/Getty Images.

Lee McCoy was playing behind Clifton McDonald. He had some Twitter fun. Photo: Jan Kruger/Getty Images.

All Clifton McDonald wanted to do is qualify for a Major. Instead, all he did was become a bit of a Twitter sensation.

An American professional golfer, who was trying to qualify for the 117th US Open, stumbled his way to a 55-over 127 at a tournament in Alabama on Wednesday.

Clifton McDonald shot a 68 on the front nine and finished with a 127 at the Robert Trent Jones golf course.

McDonald’s scorecard was posted on Twitter by a fellow competitor Lee McCoy, who ended his tweet with the hashtag #NeverGiveUp.

Beginning on the 10th hole, McDonald recorded a 14 on the par-five 16th and an 11 on the par-four 18th to make the halfway turn in 32-over 68.

His second nine was an improvement with a 23-over 59

US Open local qualifying continues until next Thursday. More than 9,000 golfers across America will attempt to play their way into the US Open in June.

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