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Nicklaus praises HS golfer for reporting penalty

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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.

Wynja even responded to the 18-time major champion.

Wynja is scheduled to appear Friday on "Morning Drive."