E.A. Sports Today

‘It was a tough day’

Mississippi pro draws infamy for posting 127 in U.S. Open qualifying at Silver Lakes; Anniston CC assistant had a front-row seat

By Al Muskewitz
East Alabama Sports Today

SILVER LAKES – Inside the doorway between the pro shop and business offices at Silver Lakes hangs a display of scorecards from the best rounds ever shot at the Robert Trent Jones Trail facility.

After Wednesday, somebody in the shop suggested they have another display for the highest scores at the course. Those scores will probably be kept in the bottom of some desk drawer.

Silver Lakes is getting some national notoriety today, if only by association, for something most players would want to forget.

Clifton McDonald, a pro from Meridian, Miss., shot the highest score in a U.S. Open qualifier so far this year when he posted 127 Wednesday in local qualifying on the Heartbreaker and Mindbreaker nines.

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