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The mother of all cheats earns DQ

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OPINION: The European Tour's Q-School tees off in Spain this weekend and if anybody still wonders why the players refer to it as "Cruel School", they need only look at last weekend's pitiful case of Doris Chen and the mother who took being an "overly-involved parent" to the extreme.

Chen, a former US Junior Girls champion, was playing in the eight-round LPGA Tour qualifying series in North Carolina trying to make it to the promised land her potential had once guaranteed.

After six rounds, the 25-year-old was in a tie for 74th and six shots off the top 45 she required for a card.

Time was running out and Chen was pushing hard when she reached the 17th hole at the Pinehurst resort. It was then that the desperation became unbearable and Chen's mother, Yuh-Guey Lin, joined golf's hall of infamy. Chen sliced her drive and with the big league disappearing from sight, she........

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