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Otto Avoids Penalty

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Hennie Otto has avoided sanction after breaking his clubs and throwing them into a river following a 10-over-par round during last week's South African Masters.
 
The Southern Africa Tour issued a statement on Thursday saying it would not be taking any action since Otto's 'transgression did not take place during a tournament round or in public view.'
 
The 24-year-old South African player snapped all of his clubs and tossed them with his bag into a nearby river after his second-round score of 80.
 
Otto, with new clubs in play, posted a first-round 2-over-par 74 at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in Johannesburg on Thursday.