Mini-tour Player Wins, Donates Check to Tornado Relief
By Torleif Sorenson on 6/3/13
Unless you're an Aggies golf fan, you have probably never heard of Conrad Shindler. The native of Coppell, Texas played NCAA Division 1 golf at Texas A&M University, helping them win the 2009 national championship. The 24-year-old turned pro in 2011 and is currently playing the Adams Golf Pro Tour Series, which takes place largely in "Tornado Alley."
So, when an EF5 tornado ravaged Oklahoma on May 20, Shindler had just finished a practice round before that week's Adams Tour event in Garland, Texas. He saw the devastation on television and reacted the way many people would have:
"What I really wanted was to get up there and get my hands dirty helping. But I knew that wasn't realistic. So I decided right then and there, anything I won, it would donate it."Shindler kept his word.
On May 25, Shindler won the Gateway Buick GMC Classic at Firewheel in Garland, Texas — and signed over his winner's check to a tornado-relief fund.
"There are people who need that money a lot more than I do.With that in mind, here's hoping that Shindler's victory on the Adams Tour is not his last.
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2nd best Shindler that I know of.
Wow, a truly charitable gesture. This young man can't have won so much money where a winner's check would not be really significant amount. Hope he is successful in his golf career pursuits; he deserves it.
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