If you scroll down the list of the finishers from the Indiana High School Athletic Association girls golf state finals, eventually you find Kiah Parrott. The Kokomo senior is listed last, under 99 other names, though there is no official number next to her name. Her final score, officially, is “DQ.”
Parrott, unofficially, finished sixth on Saturday at Prairie View Golf Course in Carmel, Indiana. It was her dream, in her third state finals appearance, to finish on the podium with a top-10 finish for the first time. And she did it, after shooting with 6-over-par 78 in the first round on Friday, with a 2-under 70 on Saturday.
Sixth place was secure. The hard work was done, a birdie on her final hole to cap her high school golf career. And then, well, it wasn’t.
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Parrott, after eating lunch, noticed that the live scoring app had her at plus-3 for the tournament instead of plus-4. At first, she believed it was an error on the app. Then, after checking her official scorecard…