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HIT FROM 'WOMEN'S TEE' PUTS GOLFER'S PRIZE ON HOLD

A novice golfer who hit a hole-in-one during a charity tournament may not get her prize trip to Scotland because she hit the ball from the "women's tee."

Linda Colonno had expected to win a trip for two to Scotland, worth $5,000. But the company that insured the event -- Hole in One Inc. of Reno, Nev. -- is withholding the prize until further discussion with tournament organizers.

The prize is on hold because of where she struck the ball. At 118 yards, the "women's tee" is 45 yards closer to the 15th hole than the "men's tee," the insurer says.

Distance, according to the fine print, matters.

Ms. Colonno, who is now called "Tigress Woods" by her pals at the golf course, is taking the setback in stride. At the very least, she plans to mount the lucky ball on a commemorative plaque.

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