Schools to probe how scalpers got system's Masters badges

The Richmond County Board of Education has launched an investigation to determine how Masters Tournament badges that were supposed to go to local students ended up being sold to scalpers.

The badges were confiscated by authorities at the Augusta National at the gate.

"I have been told that the system is aware of this and that they are currently investigating to ascertain facts and information," said Louis Svehla, spokesman for the Richmond County Board of Education. "At this time, not much is known, but there will be information available pending the outcome of the investigation."

The badges were part of a group given to the school board every year to distribute to students.

 

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