For an afternoon, integrity is King
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Mon. September 27, 2010 | Joey Knight
We proudly pull you away from the latest on Braylon Edwards' blood-alcohol level and Tiger Woods' infidelities to bring you the story of Plant junior golfer Ray King.
In Thursday's six-stroke victory against Durant at River Hills Country Club, King shot a season-best nine-hole score of 38, one shot behind teammate Bradley White. As a result, White received the Panthers' low-medalist reward of riding in the front seat of the team van on the way home and choosing the music on the radio.
King's consolation prize: a newfound admiration from his peers. On the sixth hole, he accidentally touched his ball before striking his second shot, an infraction that draws a one-stroke penalty. No one saw King touch his ball.
"Nobody was around him when it happened," Panthers coach Tom Johnson said.
No matter. King called the penalty on himself and settled for the 38.
"These are the kind of golf stories that make his coach proud," Johnson said.