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Monday, April 11, 2011 - 2:10pm

Scalpers Snatched Student Masters Tickets

School officials in a Georgia county say they've launched an investigation to try and figure out how Masters Tournament badges that were supposed to go to local students instead were sold to ticket scalpers.

The Augusta Chronicle reports the badges were confiscated by authorities at the entrance to the Augusta National Golf Club.

The badges were part of a group of passes given to the Richmond County school board each year to distribute to students.

Louis Svehla, a spokesman for the Richmond County Board of Education, said school system officials are investigating to get the facts of what happened. He said not much is known now, but information will be available after the investigation.

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