A fight is said to have broken out during the middle of a qualifier for the Korn Ferry Tour’s Wichita Open on Monday at Sand Creek Station Golf Course.
According to reports, the fight stemmed from one player, Austen Dailey, confronting another in the group, Luke Smith, for not helping to tend the pin or search for potentially lost golf balls.
Smith, a University of Tennessee-Martin sophomore, had his dad caddying and apparently took exception to Dailey’s request for help with putting the pin back and looking for balls.
The tour released the following statement to Golfweek: “The Korn Ferry Tour is aware of the incident that occurred at today’s qualifier in Newton, Kansas. The individuals involved are not current Korn Ferry Tour members. We are in the process of gathering more details and have no further comment at this time.”
🚨🚨 There has been an arrest made of a player at the KFT Monday.
Details to follow but a player has punched another player and has been arrested.
— Monday Q Info (@acaseofthegolf1) June 14, 2021