Caitlin Kavanaugh said her goal from the start was to play in the state girls' golf tournament.
The Pillager senior will see her dream become reality when she tees off at 8:24 a.m. Wednesday with Adrian's Brittany Loosebrock, Fosston's Keisha Solie and Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa's Whitney Bertram.
Caitlin Kavanaugh to play in first state meet.
"I'm pretty excited and kind of nervous," said Kavanaugh. "I said before I don't expect anything big, but I've been practicing and I'm going to have fun."
The fun part for Kavanaugh will be learning the course as she goes. She's never played Pebble Creek and won't be able to make the practice round Tuesday. Despite the lack of state experience and knowledge of the course, Kavanaugh said she remains confident and hopes to remain that way throughout the tournament.
Class 1A state girls' golf
Who: Pillager's Caitlin Kavanaugh
Where: Pebble Creek, Becker
"I need to stay confident even after I hit a bad shot because I know I'm going to," she said. "It's just a matter of hitting the ball well and not getting down on myself.
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