Dowd, 12, given LPGA exemption for sick mom
She may not be the next Michelle Wie or Morgan Pressel, but 12-year-old Dakoda Dowd will see her dream of competing on the LPGA Tour come true next season, according to a published report in the St. Petersburg Times.
Dowd will receive a sponsor's exemption into the inaugural Ginn Clubs and Resorts Open, to be played April 27-30 in Orlando.
But it's not necessarily cause for celebration. Dowd's mother, Kelly Jo, has cancer that has advanced incurably to the liver and bones.
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