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Junior golfer denied use of cart

Updated: July 5, 2006, 5:06 PM ET
By John Strege | Golf World

MacKinzie Kline's congenital heart defect hasn't kept her from becoming an accomplished junior golfer but it does create obstacles, including bureaucratic ones. Last week, the USGA denied the 14-year-old's petition to use a cart in the upcoming U.S. Girls' Junior, against her doctor's wishes.

The Encinitas, Calif., native was born with a single ventricle and required two open-heart surgeries before age 2. Recently she began feeling listless and disoriented when walking a course. Doctors ...

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