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Dakoda Flowie Dowd (born April 3, 1993), also known as "Koda", is an American amateur golfer. On April 27, 2006, 24 days after her 13th birthday, she became the youngest player to compete in an LPGA tournament. is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Look up amateur in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. ...

Dowd, who lives in Palm Harbor, Florida, is known as a top-ranked junior golfer who has won more than 185 junior trophies and in 2006 was ranked number one among United States sixth graders.[1] Palm Harbor is a census-designated place and an unincorporated community in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. ...

Her mother, Kelly Jo Dowd, was diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall of 2002.[1] Kelly Jo underwent a double mastectomy and chemotherapy treatments. Doctors believed the cancer had gone into remission, but several years later, Kelly Jo was discovered to have metastatic cancer which had spread to her bones and liver. The family was devastated and Dowd scaled back her golf activities in order to spend more time with her mother, who doctors said could have only months to live. The Dowds were moved into a studio apartment due to medical costs and the loss of Kelly Jo's income,[2] despite fundraising efforts by Kelly Jo's former employer, Hooters. At times, Dakoda even considered quitting golf, but her father, Michael, and Kelly Jo encouraged her to keep playing. Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. ... In medicine, mastectomy is the medical term for the surgical removal of one or both breasts, partially or completely. ... Chemotherapy is the use of chemical substances to treat disease. ... Remission is the state of absence of disease activity in patients with known chronic illness. ... Metastasis (Greek: change of the state) is the spread of cancer from its primary site to other places in the body. ... Studio apartments are small, single-level living quarters intended for use by an individual. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

In March of 2006, Dakoda received a sponsor's exemption to play in the inaugural LPGA Ginn Clubs & Resorts Open[3] after the CEO of Ginn Clubs & Resorts, Bobby Ginn, was made aware of a story in the The Tampa Tribune about Kelly Jo's plight and her dream to see her daughter play in an LPGA event.[4] Dakoda's story attracted considerable media attention and she was followed by a large gallery during the tournament. She birdied the first hole she played and went on to finish the first round with a 2-over par score of 74. Although Dakoda ended up missing the cut, the experience was nevertheless described as "fantabulous" by Kelly Jo and "super surreal" by Dakoda.[5] The Ginn Open is a golf tournament for professional female golfers, played on the LPGA Tour. ... The Tampa Tribune is one of two major newspapers published in the Tampa Bay area. ... Shuttlecock Ball Shuttlecock Player Artistic Shuttlecock Ball Shuttlecock very often confused with the Badminton Sport Cork Ball (yumaoqiu). ...

Kelly Jo died of cancer on May 24, 2007.[6] is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


  1. ^ a b "A daughter's devotion", Bob Putnam, St. Petersburg Times, October 4, 2005
  2. ^ "Dakoda Dowd, 13, fulfills her mother's dream", Erin Sullivan, The Orlando Sentinel, April 27, 2006
  3. ^ Press release from Ginn Clubs & Resorts (pdf), March 20, 2006
  4. ^ "Kelly Jo Dowd", Anthony Cotton, The Denver Post, May 21, 2006
  5. ^ "13-year-old fulfills wish of terminally ill mom", Associated Press, April 27, 2006
  6. ^ "Kelly Jo Dowd dies after long battle with cancer", Associated Press, May 25, 2007

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External links

  • "Koda" Dowd's official website
  • Ginn Open website

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