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
Tom only lost holes 4 and 8 and the back nine consisted of wins at 12 and 13 and seven holes halved.
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 would have been three under for her round had she holed out at the 16th.
'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.
Four bogeys on Saturday, three and a double on Sunday - that's almost certainly eight lost holes in matchplay.
We took the wrong turn from the fifth green, inadvertently missed out the sixth and seventh holes and when, on the ninth, we realised our error, we were able to pick up on the two lost holes without upsetting a soul.