How About a Shotgun Finish?


Sunday’s second round at the New South Wales Amateur in Australia was temporarily suspended when a man armed with a scattergun crashed a stolen truck into the course during play. He hopped out after the vehicle got stuck in a bunker and holed up, so to speak, in a nearby unoccupied house.

The incident occurred midway through the second round at Ryde-Parramatta Golf Club in Sydney. The man, who had allegedly held up a supermarket, rammed the truck through a fence and drove down the seventh fairway onto the sixth hole, scattering players along the way, according to the New South Wales Golf Association’s website.

Police barricaded the house before the man surrendered after 2 ˝ hours. But the problems weren’t over. “We had four groups stuck on the sixth hole who couldn’t play, because the police said it was now established as a crime scene,” said Alex Johnston of the golf association.

Tournament play had to resume on substitute holes and the second round was completed before darkness set in.


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