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South Dakota High School Golfer Self-Reports Violation, Loses State Title

By StarTribune, 06/12/18, 12:00PM CDT


"I knew I needed to tell them," senior Kate Wynja said about recording a 4 on the 18th hole instead of a 5. 

A South Dakota high school golfer cost herself and her team a state championship when she self-reported an error she'd made on her scorecard.

Sioux Falls Christian won the Class A girls state golf tournament on June 5, with senior Kate Wynja finishing first overall for the second year in a row. Wynja, who finished several shots ahead, realized she'd submitted an incorrect scorecard, crediting herself with a 4 on No. 18 instead of a 5.