It all started with an email from head coach Colette Murray that brought Monica San Juan from Spain to Chattanooga. And after her arrival, there was no turning back.

"For me being international, they've been my family here. My team has always been the most important thing for me here," San Juan said.

San Juan must now navigate uncharted waters without said team as she prepares for the NCAA Auburn Regionals. Unlike most of us on the golf course, her recent success is no fluke. She's taken her game up a notch by tackling golf's biggest challenge.

"Her mental game this year has probably been her biggest development. Allowing herself to make a mistake and not make another one because of it," Murray said.

"Normally when I make a mistake on the course, I wasn't usually very patient. So, that was the key," San Juan said.

A three time All-SoCon selection, third lowest scoring average in team history, this moment is a culmination of four years of hard work. But if you ask San Juan, it's been in the works the whole time.

"That was one of my goals that I talked about with coach at the beginning of the semester. That I wanted to get one win and I wanted to go to regionals, so I'm glad that it is happening," San Juan.

The NCAA Auburn Regionals begin Monday, May 6th and run through the 8th. She’ll be playing Saugahatchee Country Club in Opelika, AL.

The top six teams and three individuals from non-advancing teams advance to Fayetteville, AK for the NCAA Championship May 17-22.