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IJM: Aguado Takes Hit, Recovers

By Bob DiCesare

First-round leader Camilo Aguado (Colombia/Mexico) bogeyed the first two holes in the International Junior Masters this morning. And then things got worse. Much worse. For awhile.

Aguado was on the third hole when he discovered in his bag an extra 8-iron. Apparently someone had inadvertantly slipped the club into the wrong bag on the range. Still, it's the player's responsibility to make sure he's not over the 14-club maximum.

Aguado brought the penalty to the attention of tournament officials and was assessed four shots (two per hole played to a maximum of four). How did he respond? SNow 6 over after three holes, Aguado played 3 under the rest of the way for a 74 good for co-medlaist honors with Brodie McKinney of Stoney Creek, Ont.

"I figured out on the third hole I had 15 clubs," Aguado said. "One was not mine, it was a different brand. It's something really strange."

He tried to put the episode out of mind. And succeeded.

"I just said to myself to be patient," Aguado said. "I made some good things. I made an eagle on 16. I had two lip-outs."

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