Disqualified: After he turned in a score of 202 in a U.S. Amateur qualifier, Trey Bilardello, 33, of Jupiter, Fla. Bilardello was disqualified by the Florida State Golf Association “for serious misconduct” after he signed for the 131-over score Monday at Mayacoo Lakes in West Palm Beach, Fla., according to a Golf Digest report. Bilardello, who carries a 2.2 handicap index, is a professional caddie, having looped most recently for Matt Every at the John Deere Classic. Bilardello reportedly began deliberately missing shots, mostly around the greens, for an undisclosed reason. His group was the first off Mayacoo Lakes’ second nine and held up the rest of the field. According to the Minor League Golf Tour’s website, Bilardello was suspended by the mini-tour for detrimental conduct after two incidents this year in which golf-course property was damaged during MLGT events. Bilardello is the son of former Major League Baseball catcher Dann Bilardello.
Died: Aria Hill, 6, after she was struck in the head by a golf ball hit by her father on Monday at the Links at Sleepy Ridge in Orem, Utah, according to a report by KSL-TV in Salt Lake City. Aria was sitting in a golf cart on a cart path nearby when she was struck on the back of her neck. She died from her injuries Monday night in a Salt Lake City hospital. She was described by an uncle as her dad’s “golfing buddy.” Police reportedly are investigating the incident as an accident.
Reported: By the R&A, an anticipated attendance of 237,750 for this week’s British Open at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, based on ticket sales, which were halted in advance of today’s first round. The attendance will be a record for all Opens except for St. Andrews.