Not sure this is the correct place to ask this but here goes...
I played yesterday where a gal hit her tee shot and it looked like the ball could've been OB but we didn't see it land. She hit a provisional shot.
The provisional shot landed a shorter distance than her first drive so she hit that ball. Walking over to where her first drive would've landed, she found her first ball.
We let her play her first ball for that hole and she picked up the provisional ball.
Were we incorrect here?
Looking forward to your comments.