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nounPlural triple bogeysGolf
A score of three strokes over par for a hole.
- ‘She posted an excellent level par net 72 to take second place despite carding a triple bogey on the second hole.’
- ‘A bogey at the 17th was followed by a triple bogey at the last, leaving the Ryder Cup captain with a 74.’
- ‘Ray and I are happy if we end up making no more than what seems like a reasonable number of triple bogeys.’
- ‘Good players were recording double figures and triple bogeys became the norm for others.’
- ‘Snead made a triple bogey on the final hole to blow the 1939 US Open.’
verbtriple-bogeys, triple-bogeyed, triple-bogeying[with object]Golf
Complete (a hole) in three strokes over par.
- ‘Torrance triple-bogeyed the final hole to match Brand's third-round 74, and Rocca dropped to last place on his own with a 76.’
- ‘From eight under he crashed to four under, triple-bogeying the 12th after driving into the trees and bogeying the next.’
- ‘Lee has seven strokes to make up after a round in which he played 17 holes in five under, but triple-bogeyed the other - the 506-yard par four fourth.’
- ‘He triple-bogeyed the par-4 11th, where a lost ball proved to be his undoing.’
- ‘In the final round, Woods dashed any chance of a charge by triple-bogeying the eighth.’
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