High Tide and Low Tide in Hawaii


The Big Break V - HawaiiWith Becky Lucidi's return to the show after her win in last weeks Play Back Challenge, tension and drama are at an all-time high on the Big Break V: Hawaii.
I knew she wasnt going to pass up another opportunity to get back on the show and show what she could do, said Ashley Prange on Lucidis return. She knows shes lucky to get this second opportunity.
But Prange had to quickly put aside her thoughts on Lucidi as the two were paired together for the opening Immunity Challenge. The six remaining ladies were divided into three groups of two and would play three holes ' a par-4, a par-3, and a par-5 - in alternate shot format. The pair with the lowest score after the three holes would automatically move onto the next show and send the other four into the Elimination Challenge.
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Jeanne Cho celebrates after knocking in a clutch putt during the Immunity Challenge.
The Prange/Lucidi team made and easy par at the first as did the team of Jeanne Cho and Dana Lacey. Julie Wells and Kim Lewellen, however, got off to a rough start after missing the green with their approach shot and then missing their chance to get up and down, making bogey to fall one back.
Lewellen and Wells then missed the green again at the par- 3 but just missed making a spectacular birdie as Wells effort stopped just short of the hole but still good enough for a tap in par.
Prange and Lucidi also two-putt for par and then watched as Lacey and Cho surprisingly made a mess of things. Sitting 30-feet from the hole, Chos lag putt didnt even reach the halfway point and left Lacey with a lengthy par putt.
I was actually shocked. Im sitting there going Wow, did they just open the door for us, said Prange on Chos poor putt.
I was really upset about that because it was a really important time of the Immunity Challenge, said a disappointed Cho.
Lacey didnt make the par save and the three groups headed for the par-5 final hole with Lucidi and Prange one stroke in front.
Each team was safe off the tee box and all laid up with their second shots. With two groups needing to make birdie to catch the leaders, the Lacey and Cho tandem had the best chance as their approach landed just 12 feet from the cup. After Wells and Lewellens long birdie attempt flew by the hole and Prange and Lucidis birdie putt to seal the deal ran a little long, it was Cho who tried to shake off her disappointing putt on the previous hole.
I was nervous over the putt, said Cho. This was my last chance to win an Immunity and I wanted to do it for the team.
And do it she did, rolling in the birdie to force sudden death.
The joy was short lived however, as Prange and Lucidi drained a birdie putt on the first extra hole to win the immunity. The other four were now faced with trying to stay on the show.
Co-hosts Vince Cellini and Stephanie Sparks informed the ladies that in the Elimination Challenge they would face off against their partner from the Immunity Challenge. It was Lacey versus Cho and Wells versus Lewellen in an up and down bunker test. The player getting up and down from a greenside bunker would play their way onto the next episode while the loser would meet the loser from the other group in the final.
It was sort of a shock. You know, youre partnered with someone and now you have to go up against them, said Lewellen.
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Despite an attempt of body english, Dana Lacey couldn't coax her putt into the hole.
After both failed to get up and down in their first attempts, Lewellen rolled home a 12-footer to play her way onto the next show. Wells would meet the loser between Lacey and Cho.
Lacey fired first from the bunker and barely got the ball out of the hazard whereas Cho blasted her sand shot to within 8 feet of the cup. After missing her long lag attempt, Cho stepped up again in a big way and made her putt to send Lacey up against Wells in the final elimination pairing.
I love Dana to death and so to go head-to-head with her you have to put everything aside and become competitors, recalled Wells on the final pairing. Not a fun situation to be in.
Both showed their nerves a little on their first attempts as they each couldnt get their pitch shots near the hole and then missed the ensuing putts. Laceys second effort still wasnt worth writing home about but Wells shot finished up about 12 feet of the flagstick. After Lacey barely missed her putt, Wells closed the deal with a putt that found the bottom of the cup. She was onto the next episode, Lacey was gone.
I kinda just went down on my knees because that was really hard. To send your friend packing was not fun, said Wells and her triumphant over Lacey.
Nothing ever comes to an end. Knowing that there is never an end - that there is something beyond something else, said the departing Lacey. Thats the kind of philosophy I like to have.
The Big Break V: Hawaii airs each Tuesday at 9 p.m. (ET), while Big Break V: All Access airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. (ET), as part of the networks Top Shelf Wednesday lineup of premium programming.
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