Palmer Off to Good Start in 2013
West Texas native, Ryan Palmer (2002 AGPTS POY), has quietly been doing work over the first three months of the season. He posted two Top 10 finishes during the West Coast swing. This included a sole 5th place finish at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Palmer looks to build on this momentum as the Tour stops in his home state of Texas. He will be teeing up at the Shell Houston Open and Valero Texas Open.
Loar Earns Win in Louisiana
Edward Loar (2008-11 AGPTS) notched his second career win on the WEB.com Tour with his victory at the 2013 Chitimacha Louisiana Open. March has been a strong month for Loar. Before his win, he posted back-to-back Top 25 finishes during the South America swing. This included a T2 finish at the Chile Classic. He currently sits in first place on the WEB.com Tour Money List, and in good position to regain his PGA Tour card at season's end.
12-1 Seeing Ball; Searching For Ball
a. Searching for or Identifying Ball Covered by Sand
If the player's ball lying anywhere on the course is believed to be covered by sand, to the extent that he cannot find or identify it, he may, without penalty, touch or move the sand in order to find or identify the ball. If the ball is found and identified as his, the player must re-create the lie as nearly as possible by replacing the sand. If the ball is moved during the touching or moving of sand while searching for or identifying the ball, there is no penalty; the ball must be replaced and the lie re-created.
In re-creating a lie under this Rule, the player is permitted to leave a small part of the ball visible.