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Rule 27-2

Provisional Ball Played for Ball that may be in Water Hazard

Q.  Kim`s ball is played and goes towards a water hazard. She elects to play a provisional ball in case the ball is in the water hazard. What is the ruling?

A.  A player may not play a provisional ball for the sole purpose of the original ball being in a water hazard. The second ball Kim played from the teeing ground is the ball in play under penalty of one stroke. Kim must play her fourth stroke with the second ball. (See Decision 27-2a/2)


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