Thirty-eight-year-old Lee Peterman will caddie at this week's U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship for his friend, Arizona State sophomore Ben Flam.
Penterman suffers from cerebral palsey, which is a condition in which a brain injury affects muscle control.
The USGA, which does not allow motorized vehicles in its competitions, allowed Peterman to use a cart in practice rounds but will not allow it in the championship.
Following Mondays first round, Flam told the Associated Press, I still think the ruling was unjust. He has a disability. Its like not giving a wheelchair to someone to get up a ramp.
The USGA disagrees, however.
The Matin case was about competitors and people whose livelihoods are involved, USGA spokesman Marty Parkes said. Clearly that isnt the case.
Penterman considered seeking a court injunction but has decided against it.
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