7-year-old golfer is a great sport, gives back trophy after realizing scoring error

7-year-old golfer is a great sport, gives back trophy after realizing scoring error

A 7-year-old golfer from Spain just gave us all a lesson in good sportsmanship and honesty.

Yago Horno Mateo recently won a junior event in his native Andalucia region with a nine-hole score of 50. However, once he had returned home, he realized he had made a math mistake. He had actually shot 51 and hadn't won after all.

Doing the right thing, Mateo penned a letter to the Royal Andalusia Golf Federation to let him know of his mistake, disqualifying himself because his father told him that signing for a lower score was a violation of the Rules of Golf.

Here's a picture of the letter the boy wrote, via the Daily Mail:


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And here's a rough translation:

Hi,
I'm Yago Horno Mateo and my golf license is AM9616788.

On Saturday, March 12, I played in a tournament on Corela Island, which resulted in a score I submitted of 50 strokes.

Looking back on my scorecard with my father, I scored on my card on stroke less. The true score was 51. My father told me that to sign your scorecare in error for less strokes is a disqualification.

I'm giving back the trophy for my competitors who deserve it.

I under that I needed to revise my results before signing my scorecard.

Pretty awesome stuff, kid.

Via Golf Digest


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