Kaylee Stickney stuck out her left hand following the Drive, Chip and Putt local qualifier on July 10.
She was still shaking.
In her third year in the competition, the 12-year-old Grovetown golfer finally broke through. Stickney placed second in the 12-13 afternoon age division at The First Tee of Augusta. With her finish, Stickney qualified for the subregional, Aug. 1, at The Landings in Savannah, Ga.
“I finally did it,” said Stickney, still shaking after the ribbon ceremony.