Mackenzie Hughes couldn’t get his sort of shot out of the game at the spot where he lay 11th hole on Sunday at the US Open.
The Canadian was forced to take a single shot for a lie that cannot be played, after his ball hit the road and crashed between the branches of the trees above them.
A bad rebound led to a double of 5 on a par-3 hole and pushed him four moves behind leader Louis Oosthuizen.
Hughes entered Torrey Pines on Sunday tied with Oosthuizen and Russell Henley on 5 under. He came out 1-over 36 and then parried the 10th before his 11th adventure.
His round didn’t get any better after that. He knocked out 12, 13 and 15, and parried the other four holes by 41 on his back, 6 over 77 in the round and a tie for 15th in the tournament.
The Ontario parent tried to become the first Canadian since Mike Weir in 2003 (Masters) and the second overall to win a major.