AGU summons Flanagan to discuss amateur status
BY iseekgolf.com | US Mens Amateur Tour | 2003 US Amateur Championship | General | 27 Aug 2003
New South Welshman Nick Flanagan, who recently became the first Australian in 100 years to win the US Amateur title, will be asked to meet with the Australian Golf Union later this week over alleged breaches of his amateur status.
AGU boss Colin Phillips will investigate claims that Flanagan’s expenses have been paid from money he was given as part of a scholarship from the Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation. The AGU also claims the scholarship money was used by Flanagan to pay for his flights to the US earlier this year.
Flanagan’s US Amatuer victory over American Casey Wittenberg means that he joins a long list of winners of the title including Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer.