Bondad misses out on Evian start
BY Bruce Young | Ladies European Tour | 2012 Evian Masters | General | 25 Jul 2012
New South Wales golfer Frances Bondad has fallen victim to the rule which requires a player to play in the Pro Am of an event when eligible if she is to play in the tournament that week.
Bondad, who had a rare start in an LPGA Tour event at this week’s co- sanctioned Evian Masters, the equal richest event in women’s golf, did not turn up to play in the pro am citing she had not checked to see if she was in the field and as a result misses out on a golden opportunity.
“I’ve never been so disappointed in myself,” said Bondad on her Twitter account today. “I can’t stop asking myself why I didn’t check. I just assumed. I always assume and it always gets me in trouble. I deserve this. I’ve never felt so ashamed and embarrassed.”
“I’m sorry to my family, my coach, my management. We’ve worked hard together to get me here and I’ve let you down,” she added.
Bondad, who won her first Ladies European Tour event in China last October and who finished runner-up at the Scottish Open in May, was to be playing the Evian Masters for the first occasion but it is not to be.
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