lost hole

lost hole

[′lȯst ′hōl]
(petroleum engineering)
A well that cannot be worked further because of a serious problem, such as a blowout.
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ON ROAD TO DEFEAT: Curtis Strange is left scratching his head at the end of another lost hole
The cover: It's a painting of the third green of the 400-yard, par 4 at Baldwin Hills Golf Club, another great lost hole.
28 Approximately 1 Lost hole at 565' CONTACT: Golden Phoenix Minerals Inc.
32 S96-6(1) Lost hole (re-drilled as S96-6A) S96-6A(1) 66.
023 D97-48 Anomalous gold values from 3 to 60 metres D97-49 Anomalous gold values, lost hole in mine workings at 45 metres D97-50 210-246 36 118.
The regular number three pairing Steve Martin and Graham McLean were ahead most of the way, but again lost holes near the end and went down 2&1.
Its started very well, with the top five all leading and bar some hiccups, the first four all turned round wins while Jenkins gritted out a half after a string of lost holes at the end of his match.
I am disappointed, but at least we only lost holes to birdies,' said Booth, who is a regular visitor to Celtic Manor's Roman Road course as a member of the elite Team Faldo which is now based at the venue.
I am disappointed, but at least we only lost holes to birdies,' said Booth, who would have been three under for her round had she holed out at the 16th.
Four bogeys on Saturday, three and a double on Sunday - that's almost certainly eight lost holes in matchplay.