Kate Wynja might have lost a high school state championship by calling a penalty on herself, but she is winning a lot of fans, including the Golden Bear himself.
Jack Nicklaus tweeted out the story of Wynja, a South Dakota high school senior, who called a penalty on herself Tuesday and cost herself and her team a state title. Wynja recorded the wrong score on the 18th hole and reported the violation after realizing her error.
I love the uniquely special characteristics of the game of golf. Even when it is sometimes tough love. Congrats to this young lady for using golf as a vehicle to teach us all life lessons on honesty & integrity! @TheFirstTee @wearegolf https://t.co/63IISyBdrC
— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) June 7, 2018
Wynja even responded to the 18-time major champion.
Thank you so much Mr. Nicklaus you are a role model for many and it is so encouraging to hear this from you. https://t.co/98ZDExNbAR
— Kate Wynja (@KateWynja) June 7, 2018
Wynja is scheduled to appear Friday on “Morning Drive.”