Shalin Zulkifli disqualified from the U.S. Women’s Open

Shalin Zulkifli of Malaysia was disqualified from the U.S. Women’s Open on Thursday evening. During match play, Zulkifli self-reported she had used a ball in competition which she did not properly mark on her Equipment Registration Card.

The U.S. Women’s Open rules state:
Errors on Card – If ball is not marked correctly on card and brought to tournament official’s attention, player will be fine $25, and ball will be removed from play. The ball may be brought back into play in next round of competition. If the ball has been used in competition, bowler will be disqualified.

Zulkifli was in 24th place. She will be replaced in the field by Kamilah Dammers-Naddall of Aruba.Per the rules:
• If the alternate enters after play has commenced, the following amount will be deducted from the total of the competitor the alternate replaces: the difference between their qualifying scores plus any bonus pins won by the original competitor.
• The alternate then will assume the net score at that point. Whenever the alternate enters the match-play finals, the prize money will be split evenly with the competitor she replaces.

This information was taken from the PWBA’s facebook page.

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