Dori's Story

By: Dontaye Carter Email
By: Dontaye Carter Email

"So, I earned my LPGA tour card."

Out here on the Green, Dori Carter's been playing the game she loves since she was eight years old.

And that same year she was the Ace in her division.

"I started playing Golf and I beat four boys in a tournament for the nine and under division out here at Valdosta Country Club," said the Ole Miss Alum. "So that was kind of exciting beating the boys."

And now she has another major milestone in her young career.

In December, Carter went to Daytona Beach to try to qualify for the LPGA tour.

Only the top 20 finalist would enter this year and Carter finished 12Th.

"It felt good. I mean for a good two to three weeks I was still up in the clouds and hadn't caught my breath yet," said Carter.

The two time first team all-SEC golfer says down in Daytona the weather was bad, the conditions were tough and the pressure was high but nothing she couldn't handle.

"I wanted to take on the challenges and try to play my best," said Carter.

And seeing her best is what some people across Valdosta are use to seeing.

"The bigger the stage the better she plays and that's why I think no doubt she's going to be successful," said Golf Professional Rob Williams.

With a city behind her and the tour ahead... the future is looking bright for a golfer looking to taker her best shot at the LPGA.

The Honda LPGA tournament tees off next month in Thailand.

Carter says she is looking forward to all the tournaments this year.


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