Big Break Atlantis’ finale airs on Monday night. I’ve watched every show this season and have been quite impressed with the production.
The last two contestants, Selanee Henderson and Marcela Leon will vie for a chance to gain an exemption on the LPGA Tour’s Kingmill Championship and all entry fees waived for an entire LPGA’s Symetra Tour season. There are other prizes including $10,000 cash plus other loot.
Check out the Golf Channel announcement below.
INVITATION TO COMPETE ON THE LPGA TOUR AND MORE THAN $80,000 IN CASH AND PRIZES UP FOR GRABS ON MONDAY’S BIG BREAK ATLANTIS FINALE
Temecula, Calif., Resident Selanee Henderson and Orlando, Fla., Resident/Mexico Native Marcela Leon to Compete in a Singles Match to Determine Big Break Champion
Exemption to LPGA Kingsmill Championship, Entry Fees Waived for Full Symetra Tour Season and $50,000 Cash on the Line, Among Other Prizes
ORLANDO, Fla., July 20, 2012 – In a season that started with 12 competitors, Golf Channel’s Big Break Atlantis reality competition series has narrowed the field to the final two –Selanee Henderson and Marcela Leon– who will grind it out in an 18-hole singles match on the series season finale, Monday at 9 p.m. ET.
Henderson and Leon will compete for the opportunity to make their lifelong dreams of playing alongside the world’s top golfers a reality. The winner of Big Break Atlantis on Monday will be awarded one of the most valuable packages in series history: Tournament exemption to compete in the LPGA Tour’s 2012 LPGA Kingsmill Championship (Sept. 6-9); an endorsement contract, which includes an additional $10,000 in cash; $10,000 shopping spree; $10,000 car rental credit; full exempt status and all entry fees waived for a full Symetra Tour season; all-expense paid return trip for two to Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas and $50,000 in cash.
The finalists are:
Selanee Henderson (25, Temecula, Calif.) – A tough competitor on and off the course, Henderson is looking to capitalize on her success on the 2011 Cactus Tour (one win and one runner-up finish) to Big Break Atlantis. A natural athlete, Selanee also is the younger sister of former Olympic wrestler and current MMA fighter Dan Henderson.
Marcela Leon (31, Orlando, Fla./Monterrey, Mexico) – The most experienced competitor in the series, Leon has competed on the Symetra Tour for the past nine years, with five career top-10 finishes and one runner-up finish. She is competing a full-schedule on the 2012 Symetra Tour.
Shot in January at the Bahamas resort, the 11-part series unfolds on the Tom Weiskopf-designed Ocean Club Golf Course, a picturesque par-72 championship layout featuring breathtaking signature holes, and seaside greens and tees stretched over 7,100 yards of coastline.
The Big Break show concept pits highly skilled golfers against each other in a variety of challenges that test their physical skills and mental toughness. One contestant has been eliminated each week during Big Break Atlantis. The last player standing will be awarded her Big Break, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in an LPGA Tour event.
Past Big Break champions have won tournament exemptions to compete on some of the world’s top professional circuits, including the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, European Tour, LPGA Tour, Web.com Tour and Canadian Tour. Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey, Big Break VII: Reunion champion and PGA TOUR professional, caught the world’s attention in 2011 with three top-five finishes, and Big Break Ireland champion Mark Murphy made the cut in both of his 2012 events on the European Tour he received as a result of winning the series (Trophee Hassan II and The Irish Open).
Several other past Big Break competitors are currently competing on the world’s top tours, including Matt Every (PGA TOUR), James Nitties (Web.com Tour), Kim Welch and Sara Brown (Ladies European Tour); and Gerina Piller, 2011 Solheim Cup team member Ryann O’Toole and 2009 U.S. Solheim Cup Team member Kristy McPherson (LPGA Tour)