WMBD.WYZZ-TV - NORMAL, Ill. - Brady Quakenbush is about to reach a goal.
"I've only dreamed of it," said Quakenbush. "I think it would be exhilerating."
The junior will lead Normal Community to the state golf finals this weekend at The Den at Fox Cree in Bloomington. A trip to state was only a dream until the day he shot his first round in the sixties.
He's done it five times this year in becoming one of the area's top junior players.
"It was the greatest feeling in the world," said Quakenbush. "When I finished the day, I said 'that's what the pros shoot.' In the sixties. I finally did that."
What's his secret? A red hot putter and an ice cold temperment.
Quakenbush says he says has his temper under control after a rough seasons in his first two years with the Ironmen.
"His first two year, maybe he wasn't as mature," said Normal Community golf coach Nathan foster. "I think the maturity has helped him with his demeanor."
"Before (this year) I had a horrible demeanor," said Quakenbush. "I was always slamming clubs."
Now Quakenbush has slammed his way to state. Where he can finally live out the round he's only dreamed about.
"I've dreamed about the last hole, with a couple of shots to go. Maybe a couple behind. Maybe tie it up for a playoffs," said Quakenbush. "I've thought of everything."His coach agrees.