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"Big Break II" Nears; "Big Break III" to be Ladies Only


Updated June 02, 2004
The Golf Channel is in the final stages of preparing "The Big Break II" - the followup to its highly successful golf reality show, "The Big Break" - for its debut later this year. The final stage is mostly deciding who the 10th contestant will be, something with which The Golf Channel is asking its viewers for help.

Meanwhile, "The Big Break III" is already closing in on the auditions phase, and the third year of the series will come with a new twist: it's ladies only.

And the stakes will be higher in both the second and third installments of the series. The winner of "Big Break I," Justin Peters, received four exemptions into Canadian Tour events. "Big Break II's" winner will get four exemptions into Nationwide Tour events; "Big Break III's" winner will get exemptions into select LPGA events.

The first part of a two-part special, "The Big Break II: Viewers’ Choice," aired on The Golf Channel on June 1. The second part airs on June 8. Viewers are being introduced to four candidates to fill the 10th slot on the second season incarnation (the first nine contestants have been selected but not yet announced), and asked to go to The Golf Channel Web site to vote for their choice.

Viewers will have until about midway through the June 8 broadcast to vote.

"Big Break II" will air over 11 episodes with the first episode set for Sept. 28.

"The Big Break III: Ladies Only" will air in 2005, and interested golfers can download an application on The Golf Channel Website. Golfers must be 18 years old or older and have a verifiable handicap of 3 or less to be eligible, then must make it through auditions.

The first audition takes place June 12 at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va.

The "Big Break III" will gets exemptions into select LPGA tournaments, including the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill.

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