Less than a year removed from a notable disqualification, Blayne Barber again pulled himself from the field Friday at the Mylan Classic on the Web.com Tour after realizing that he had signed for an incorrect scorecard.
Having shot what he believed to be a 6-under 65 at Southpointe Golf Club in Canonsburg, Pa., Barber appeared to be in a tie for second place after two rounds of play. After leaving the scoring area, though, the 23-year-old realized that he had made a mistake, signing for a birdie at the par-4 16th instead of a par. As a result, Barber signed for a 65 when he truly shot a 66 and was disqualified after confirming the error with tournament officials.
'To be honest, I don't know what emotions I'm going through right now,' Barber told PGATour.com. 'I looked (the card) over and didn't see it ... Somehow I missed that one on 16.'
It's not the first time in recent memory that a scorecard error has proved costly for the former Auburn standout. After advancing through the first stage of PGA Tour Q-School last fall, Barber disqualified himself before the start of the second stage because he realized days after play concluded that he had given himself a one-shot penalty for moving a leaf in a bunker when in fact the penalty should have been two strokes.
Having made only one cut in four prior starts on the developmental circuit this year, Barber was hoping for a high finish to bolster his chances of making the season-ending Web.com Tour Finals. Instead, his playing status for the 2013-14 season is now very much in doubt.