Monday, December 5, 2011
Marathon Ends In Jubilation For Carter
Former Ole Miss All-American Dori Carter shot a 74 in the first round of LPGA Q-School at the Legends Course in Daytona Beach, Fla. on Wednesday. While disappointed with how she finished the first round—bogey, bogey—Carter looked at the big picture.
"The good news (she wrote in an email), this is a marathon, not a sprint. I have four more rounds to play."
And play she did. She finished the five-day marathon of golf at 3-under 357, good enough to earn a tie for fourth place and safely secure her LPGA Tour card for the second consecutive year. Afterwards, she was jubilant and relieved at the same time.
“It’s the best feeling in the whole wide world, just knowing that it’s done, I hope I never have to come back here,” Carter said.
Next up for Carter is a trip overseas to Europe. She and several other qualifiers are headed to Spain in January for Ladies European Tour Qualifying School. Carter hopes to gain full status there to supplement her schedule in the States.
“I’m excited, I’ve never been to Europe before,” she said. “This will be a new experience for me and hopefully it will be a good one.”