Johnny Miller was disqualified from the Kemper Open yesterday after signing a scorecard which did not have a score recorded for his final hole, the par-five ninth.

Miller had started his round on the back nine and had shot two-over-par 38. He shot a bogey six on the ninth and his score would have been 78.

It marked the second straight day that this tournament lost one of its bigger drawing cards. Tom Weiskopf withdrew after playing just nine holes of Wednesday's pro-am tournament.

"Naturally, we are terribly disappointed," Bob Miller, general chairman of the Kemper, said. "This being the first time he has played here, we regret he made this decision to conclude his play in this abbreviated fashion.

"With the disqualification comes the realization that he has disappointed many fans. I regret that even with a bad round he did not see fit to stay and give the golf fans of this area the opportunity to watch one of the world's great golfers."

Johnny Miller was unavailable for comment last night.

Rex Caldwell was also disqualified for failing to sign his golf card after shooting an 81. Scott Simpson withdrew after nine holes (he shot 41) with a back ailment.