Florida man arrested during The Players Championship after drunkenly slapping kid, police say

Connor Austgen of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, was jailed on Friday after he drunkenly slapped a child at TPC Sawgrass during The Players Championship, police said.
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Connor Austgen of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, was jailed on Friday after he drunkenly slapped a child at TPC Sawgrass during The Players Championship, police said.

Credit: St. Johns County Sheriff's Office

Credit: St. Johns County Sheriff's Office

A Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, man was jailed on Friday after he drunkenly slapped a child near the ninth hole at TPC Sawgrass during the second round of The Players Championship, a St. Johns County Sheriff's Office report said.

Austgen approached a pair of 13-year-old kids and insulted them, the police report said. Austgen reportedly pushed one of the kids and slapped another.

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Austgen walked away when adults approached, the report said, but deputies quickly located him.

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According to jail records, Austgen bonded out Saturday after spending the night at the St. Johns County Jail.

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Posted by Action News Jax on Monday, May 14, 2018