Golf pair’s hopes crippled after Augustus suffers food poisoning
Bermuda’s bid to qualify for the golf World Cup in China has been crippled by a case of food poisoning and they are now 13 shots behind leaders Adilson Da Silva and Lucas Lee of Brazil.
Daniel Augustus was struck down in the early hours of yesterday morning and could barely make his way around the course in the second round as he and Nick Jones stumbled home with a seven-over par 78 in the alternate-shot foursomes.
The score dropped the Bermuda duo from eight-under and a tie for fifth, to one-under, and left them in 11th place and needing a miracle if they are to secure one of the top three spots and a place in the World Cup in China.
“The first seven holes were a nightmare,” said team manager Alex Madeiros. “We had a rough start. Daniel (Augustus) had a stomach virus at 2.30 am. He looked tired and battled his way through, I felt sorry for him.
“They played three-under from eight onwards, which took lots of guts.”
All the good work the Bermuda pair did on the first day was undone in the first seven holes yesterday in a round that began with three bogeys and a triple bogey.
Nine over at the turn thanks to a lone birdie at eight, Augustus and Jones at least managed a bogey-free back nine and two more birdies at 13 and 18 got them back under par.
The pair return to fourball golf today in the third round and tee off at 7.40 am.