Doris Chen, who won an NCAA golf title at USC while she was at USC, was disqualified from the LPGA’s qualifying tournament last weekend when she played a ball her mother moved back into play after her tee shot went out of bounds.
Alex Valer, Chen’s caddie, told Golf Channel: “Doris did the wrong thing.”
Chen did an interview with Golf Channel on Monday: “I feel hurt. People are calling me a cheater, with inflammatory words. I’m not a cheater. I never intend to cheat, and I’ve never told my family or friends to move my ball if I push my shot in the woods.”
Chen failed to qualify for the LPGA Tour.