In this past season me and some friends played a stableford competition against each other. On one hole we faced a situation which none of us had encountered before.
We stood on the 10th tee of a reachable par 4 (about 310 yards). The green was surrounded by a water hazard except for the front side of the green. There was a hill on the left side of the fairway about 20-30 infront of the green.
I was first to drive and hit i over the hill on the left side. We didn't see the ball behind the hill from the tee but I didn't hit a provisional since the only thing there was about 20-30 yards of fairway and then the water hazard. When we walked past the hill my ball wasn't to be found and we all declared it wet.
I took a drop and finnished the hole with a bogey, 1 stableford point for me. As we then walked towards the next tee, we saw a ball in the fringe of the backside of the green. I ran back to check and indeed it was my first ball. It must have kicked to the right of the hill and ended up in a downslope towards the water hazard, on the back side of the green.
What is the ruling in this case? Do I need to forfeit the holeor would my score still count as a bogey?
I assume I could not have continued playing my not so wet ball, since I had claimed it to be "dead".