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Bockerstette to be 1st person with Down syndrome to compete for national collegiate title – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-05-05 14:29:18 –

Phoenix (AP) — Golfer Amy Bockerstedt will be the first person with Down Syndrome to compete in the National College Physical Education Championships.

The 22-year-old will face Paradise Valley Community College teammates at the NJCAA National Championships May 10-13 at Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club in Ormond Beach, Florida.

Bockerstedt was the first person with Down Syndrome to receive a college exercise scholarship. She created a viral sensation when she played the 16th hole with PGA Tour players Gary Woodland and TPC Scottsdale before the 2019 Phoenix Open.

Part of the appeal of Bockerstead at the event was to say “I got this” before sinking the putt.

Since then, golfers have used the phrase to establish the I Got This Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps teach people with Down Syndrome and other intellectual disabilities to play golf.



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