NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee cancer survivor has hit a hole-in-one in her first round of golf since undergoing five surgeries in the past year.

The Tennessean reports Cathy Helton hit a hole-in-one while playing in the annual Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition Celebration of Life Golf Classic at Hermitage Golf Course. Her singular shot came on the 17th hole of the General’s Retreat Course.

Helton has endured 35 radiation treatments and 16 rounds of chemotherapy since November to treat her breast cancer. Her hole-in-one came just four days after her fifth surgery.

Helton said she had tried to play several times over the past year, but would have to stop because of another surgery. Helton said it was confirmation it was time for her to get back to playing the game she loved.

Information from: The Tennessean,

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