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Annie Brophy of Big Break Ireland

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Annie Brophy was a contestant on Big Break Ireland, which aired in 2011 on the Golf Channel.
Annie Brophy Big Break Ireland

Big Break Ireland cast member Annie Brophy.

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  • Age: 24
  • Hometown: Spokane, Wash.
  • Current Residence: Spokane, Wash.
  • College: University of Notre Dame
  • Home Course: Manito Golf & Country Club
  • Profession: Golf Professional

Annie Brophy's playing credentials are solid - she was the Big East Conference champion at Notre Dame in 2008, and was runner-up in that tournament in 2010. But she's also the Big Break Ireland cast member with some controversy in her past.

In 2010, at the NCAA Regional, Brophy was involved in what some described as a cheating scandal. There was no cheating involved, but she was disqualified from the tournament. What happened was some ill-considered collegiate prankery. Brophy was writing down her actual scores, and turned in her real scorecard. But after each hole of the tournament, when she was asked by a representative of a college golf scoring website for her score, she reported birdies. After a few such holes of mischief, a spectacular round of golf started showing up on that scoreboard website. Other golfers, coaches and media started to take notice. And Brophy was in trouble.

That mischief in the past, Brophy competed on the LPGA Futures Tour in 2011.

Bullet-point facts courtesy of Golf Channel

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