WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) -- After falling just one stroke shy a year ago, Wausau West's Tess Bruner is getting her chance to compete in the state golf tournament.
"I've been playing competitive golf for five years now; to work so hard and have this opportunity to play at state is truly amazing," Bruner said.
She credits her ability to fight through that adversity to her coaches, who have been by her side since the program began.
"Tess was one of the original players her freshman year and it's nice through the four years to be able to celebrate a tournament berth for her," Wausau East/West head coach Janna Hillman said.
Even though the team couldn't qualify for state, some of her teammates are showing their support by practicing with her.
"Just showing that they're working on their own game and being out there with her, I think it'll just help get us ready for next week," Hillman said.
Bruner says all she wants to do in Madison next week is put on a showing in her final round as a senior.
After that, she's hoping for the best.
"After state I'm still really going to focus on golfing. I do want to play in college, not quite sure for who yet," Bruner said.
The girls state golf tournament will take place October 11-12, at Madison's University Ridge Golf Course.