Golfer Shoots 127 In US Open Qualifying

Clifton McDonald shot the horrific score of 55-over-par in US Open regional qualifying

Clifton McDonald shot the horrific score of 55-over-par in US Open regional qualifying

Golfer Shoots 127 In US Open Qualifying

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That is the score of Clifton McDonald who finished with the magic number of 59...On his back nine.

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He was playing in the group ahead of Lee McCoy who beat him by 57 strokes in a two-under-par 68.

McDonald's round featured eight double bogeys, four triple bogeys, one quadruple and the holes slightly worse. Including a 14 on the par-5 16th.

Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Honma TR20B

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x