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College Golfer Plays Like A Pro On PGA Tour, Paid Like An Amateur

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College Golfer Plays Like A Pro On PGA Tour, Paid Like An Amateur

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College Golfer Plays Like A Pro On PGA Tour, Paid Like An Amateur

College Golfer Plays Like A Pro On PGA Tour, Paid Like An Amateur

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Lee McCoy, a top college golfer at the University of Georgia played among the pros on Sunday. Unfortunately, having entered as an amateur, he had to leave the big prize money on the table.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. Golfer Lee McCoy played brilliantly at the Valspar Championship. The 22-year-old finished in fourth place - big money on the PGA Tour. Unfortunately, he played as an amateur. So McCoy couldn't collect the cash prize of nearly $300,000. The University of Georgia student said sure, it stinks. But he still had gas money to get back to school. A grand total of $350 in his checking account. It's MORNING EDITION.

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