Sharpshooter upset with new golf tournament rule
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A man who won three boats in a Fond du Lac golf tournament is upset that a rule change will prevent him from being eligible for another prize until 2016.The Walleye Weekend Hole-In-One Shootout offers $1 million to competitors who land a hole in one. Those closest to the hole can win golf clubs, trips and boats. But a new rule bars Jeff Lehner and others who have won such prizes in the previous two events from getting a secondary prize this year.Lehner won fishing boats in 2005, 2012 and 2013 when his tee shots were closest to the pin. Other golfers "have every chance to win, just like I do," Lehner said. "I feel I should be treated as everybody else."Lehner, who golfs with only a thumb and part of his forefinger on his right hand because of a childhood accident, said he sold the boats.Event organizer Fond du Lac Festivals told The Reporter Media the change ensures fairness for more players."The (hole-in-one) rules were amended in their entirety and as a result the board unanimously decided to allow more competitors the chance to win the local prizes," Leanne Doyle, the group's executive director, said in a statement.Those golfers can still win $1 million or two new cars if they hit a hole-in-one during the three-hole event."I would love to (see someone win the million dollars)," Doyle said. "I think we would all love to see that."