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Juli Inkster was disqualified from the Safeway Classic on Saturday in a most unusual way.

It seems an observant TV viewer spotted Inkster using a weighted doughnut on her golf club while waiting on the tenth hole at the Ghost Creek Course.

A pro golfer can’t use a weight like that during competition, however.  It’s illegal to use a training aid during play.

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Inkster, 50, finished her round and was then informed of the disqualification.  She blew past reporters and left the course without comment.

It had to be frustrating, given that Inkster was 8 under after the first two rounds and was a mere three strokes behind leader Ai Miyazato.

Sue Witters, LPGA Director of Tournament Competitions, stated that a television viewer had spotted the illegal device and called in to the tournament.

Inkster has since issued the following statement:

“I had a 30-minute wait and I needed to loosen up.  It had no effect on my game whatsoever, but it is what it is. I’m very disappointed.”

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