WODONGA golfer Zach Murray has blamed himself for being disqualified following a scoring error in the Victorian Open at Barwon Heads.
Murray originally put down an eight on the 13th hole on Saturday but later realised his error and went to change it to a nine.
The move came too late with officials forced to disqualify the promising 21-year-old.
“People have praised me for being honest, but they should be giving me a whack for not reviewing the score,” Murray said.
“The entire game of golf is built on integrity at every level and once I realised the mistake there was simply no option than to declare the error.
“It was a `rookie’ mistake and no one else’s but mine.
“I will obviously learn from it.
“I guess it is all part of the journey.
“The weather was a battle for everyone at different stages of the day and also provided plenty of experience to put in the bank.”