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Van Houten awarded for sportsmanship

Updated: January 24, 2010, 4:33 PM ET
Associated Press

MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio -- A scorecard confession that cost an Ohio high school golfer the state championship five years ago has earned him a national sportsmanship of the decade award.

Adam Van Houten of Mount Gilead High School in north-central Ohio had finished the 2005 state high school golf championship with a seven-stroke lead when he noticed a mistake on his card.

A playing partner had written down a 5 for the 10th hole instead of 6. Van Houten pointed out the mistake to officials ...

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