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Participating as a contestant on this season’s Big Break Sandals Resorts was an absolute experience of a lifetime! I never dreamed that I would be selected for a reality TV show, but I’m so glad I was given the opportunity. I can honestly say that I loved every minute of it!

As the quietest one of the group, it was definitely out of my comfort zone to be in front of all those cameras that followed us around each and every day. I didn’t want to be anyone I’m not, so what you saw was the person I truly am. I am proud of the way that I handled the pressure, although sometimes it made me produce not-so great shots! Big Break is all about producing the shots at the right time under extreme amounts of pressure. I can honestly say that I could have never prepared myself for that pressure, because it is unlike anything I have ever experienced before in my golf career. Even the first tee shot of the Women’s U.S. Open was not as nerve-wracking as some of those elimination challenges on Big Break. Watching it on TV as a viewer just doesn’t do it justice to what it was really like!

Spending two weeks in the Bahamas was amazing! Sandals was such a beautiful resort, and the Bahamas are just breathtaking. I felt like we had the best location of any of the Big Breaks in previous seasons. We definitely were in paradise!

Meeting Greg Norman was such a wonderful surprise! I got to go snorkeling and had a wonderful day at the spa! Those two days off were much needed for me after some intense elimination challenges the days before. Making it to the final four was an accomplishment for me, although I would have loved a chance to compete in the finale. My nerves definitely got the best of me in some of the challenges, and I was unable to hang on any longer.

I am so thankful for all of the friendships I made while on the show. The girls were absolutely amazing, and for me, that’s what made my whole Big Break experience so great! I can’t thank Golf Channel enough for all the hard work they put in each and every day! This will be something I will remember for a lifetime, and I will always look back and know what an honor it was to be selected!

Lastly, I want to give out a big thanks to everyone who cheered me on throughout the duration of my time on the show. I was overwhelmed by all the support I got from family, friends and my hometown. I hope I made you proud! I want to give a special thanks to both of my parents for their unconditional love and always believing in me. I know I wouldn’t be where I am today without them!

<3,

“Sweet T”