Golfer survives snake bite

English golfer Melissa Reid was bitten by a snake during a tournament in China. (AFP/Jean-Pierre...

English golfer Melissa Reid was bitten by a snake during a tournament in China. (AFP/Jean-Pierre Clatot)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:48 PM ET

Ladies European Tour golfer Melissa Reid did not let a snake bite slow her down at last week's Sanya Ladies Open in China.

After doctors took a long look at the bite and gave her the OK to continue, the golfer from England sunk a birdie and finished the rest of the round, according to the tour website.

"I'm okay, I think," Reid said before being taken to a hospital to have tests done on the bite.

Caddie Lee Griffiths was with her when the bite occurred.

"We were on the 16th and Mel said, 'Oh my God, Lee, I've been bitten by a snake!' It was about six [feet] and jumped at her out of the grass from behind a drain.

"I saw its fangs and I said, 'I can see it's bitten you because you're bleeding.' We had reassurance from the green-keeper that it's not deadly. We were taking the cut through behind the 12th green and it's a little swampy down there."

Reid finished the tournament tied for 16th, shooting a one-under 215.


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