Cardinal senior Virginia Travers gets one more shot at earning a spot in the state golf tournament.
Travers finished seventh at Tuesday’s Division II sectional tournament at Punderson Golf Course and will play in next week’s district at Tam O’Shanter in Canton with a state berth on the line.
Things didn’t look so good for Travers early on the back nine.
She finished the front with a 47 but triple bogeyed 10 and 11. She finished the next seven holes just three over par to close out the round with a 92.
“It was an epic turnaround,” Cardinal coach Glenn Travers said.
A couple of technical flaws cost Travers early, but she recovered and extended her season by at least a week.
“I didn’t play my best,” she said. “I had some issues dipping my shoulder and just playing without confidence, but with the help of my coach, I was able to overcome that self-doubt and bring it back around.”
Heading into districts, Travers is focused on keeping a level-head and playing one hole at a time.
“I’m approaching districts with a positive and relaxed attitude,” she said. “I know I don’t play well coming to a tournament tense, so I’m just going to play loose. I don’t care how it turns out whatsoever as long as I come with confidence in my abilities and to remember to have fun.”