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Amateur's concession worth $4000 to aspiring young pro
05 Mar 2022
by Golfweek

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Kynadie Adams (left) and Therese Warner (ECWPGT photo)
Kynadie Adams (left) and Therese Warner (ECWPGT photo)

Everyone likes a feel-good story, and Adam Schupak of our partner Golfweek brings us one from the Lake Jovita Women’s Championship, a East Coast Women’s Pro Golf Tour event in Dade City, Florida.

Kynadie Adams, an Alabama women's golf recruit, shot a final-round 67 to force a playoff with 21-year-old Therese Warner, a former University of Arizona golfer who turned professional just last month.

Adams has just missed a 3-footer on the last hole that would have given her the solo clubhouse lead, and when Warner matched her at 7-under, Adams and her father had a talk about the possible outcomes of the playoff and the effect on the tournament payout.

To the shock of Warner and everyone else, Adams then conceded the playoff, giving Warner her first professional win. Importantly, it also allowed Warner to keep the entire $10,000 first-place prize. Had Adams won the playoff, Warner would have earned around $6,000.

The magnanimous gesture moved Warner to tears.

“I was in shock,” Warner said. “I still can’t believe that someone would be that kind and thoughtful. Without a second thought, she did that for me.”

“I’ve been in the golf business at about every level for 25 years and this is a first,” said Mark Berman, founder of the ECWPGT.

>> Read more about Adams' great gesture in sportsmanship, how she came to the decision, and how Warner almost didn't get into the tournament at Golfweek.com

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