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Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Zach Nash surrenders medal

Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- Zach Nash was shocked when he discovered he had one too many golf clubs in his bag a couple hours after winning a junior Wisconsin PGA tournament.

But rules are rules, and the 14-year-old from southern Wisconsin made a decision that might surprise some people: He disqualified himself and surrendered his medal.

The Wisconsin PGA plans to present it to runner-up Dane Reinhardt.

Nash said Wednesday he wouldn't have been able to live with himself if he'd kept the medal from the Aug. 11 tournament.

Golf prides itself on honesty and players calling penalties on themselves.

One of Nash's golf mentors, Chris Wood, says many adults would have justified keeping the medal by saying they didn't use the extra club. He says he's proud of Nash for being honest.