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Tully Corcoran

Tully Corcoran spent seven years covering the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas Jayhawks for The Topeka Capital-Journal. His work has been honored multiple times by The Kansas Press Association. He most recently wrote for FOX Sports Houston and FOX Sports Southwest. Follow him on Twitter.


Sure, you know what it’s like to have a Murphy’s Law day on the golf course, but did you ever play a round of golf so bad it made the news?

Club pro Michael Bembenick shot a 103 in the second round of the Tourâ¿¿s United Leasing Championship

You think Michael Bembenick's 89 on Thursday at the Tour’s United Leasing Championship was rough? Friday's 103 gave him a two-day tally of 192, or 48 over par. Yes, he missed the cut . . . barely.

Michael Bembenick did.

On Friday at the United Leasing Championship in Newburgh, Ind., Bembenick turned in a 31-over 103, which was an even bigger setback than the 17-over 89 he carded on Thursday.

It is important to know that Bembenick is not a PGA golfer. Rather, he is a 27-year-old golf pro at an Indianapolis country club. Good enough that somebody named him Indiana’s Assistant Golf Pro of the Year in 2012.

Infuriating as his round must have been, Bembenick didn’t withdraw.

"It's important to lead by example and show the youth that no matter how bad you play, it's important to finish," he told Golf Channel. "No one likes to see a quitter. I know none of the members at my club or any students that I teach would want to see me quit."

And he plans to play in another competitive event next week.

"I'll probably hit a few balls between now and then and figure out how to hit it straight again," he said.

Check out his hole-by-hole score . . .

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