The two-hour season finale of The Golf Channels popular reality show airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET.
Ashley, a long-driving Duramed FUTURES Tour rookie from Noblesville, In., was forced to survive six Elimination Challenges during the course of the show, including a harrowing week-six bunker challenge where she came within inches of being eliminated. Her overall strong play resulted in picking up several key immunities, culminating with last weeks win over Jeanne, clinching her spot in the championship match.
Jeanne, a second-year Futures player from Orlando, Fla., took a different route to the finals, as she picked up immunity just once along the way, surviving nine Elimination Challenges. Her biggest highlight of the competition also came in week six, capturing the 7-11 Prize Challenge by sticking her approach shot inside the 7-foot, 11-inch target circle and closest to the pin, picking up a cool $5,000 in cash from 7-11.
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 golfer is eliminated from the series each week, with the last golfer standing awarded her Big Break, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete with the best on the LPGA Tour. In addition to taking home The Big Break V: Hawaii title, the winner will leave with a prize package that includes an exemption to the 2006 Safeway Classic; a Bridgestone Golf equipment contract; $10,000 in cash and golf merchandise from Golfsmith; and a Chrysler Crossfire Roadster. The winner also will reap the benefits from a one-of-a-kind training package, which will include professional instruction from Golf Channel Troubleshooter Dean Reinmuth, fitness sessions with expert Katherine Roberts and mental coaching from Dr. Gio Valiente, as well as exemptions, entry fees and travel expenses for 12 Duramed FUTURES Tour events in 2006.
Champions of previous Big Break series have won their chance to compete on some of the worlds top professional tours, such as the LPGA Tour, European Tour, Nationwide Tour and Canadian Tour. The Big Break III: Ladies Only champion Danielle Amie garnered national attention last year at the two LPGA Tour exemptions she won on the show.