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Bri Vega: 'Big Break VI' Contestant


Briana Vega

Briana Vega

Courtesy of The Golf Channel; used with permission

The information that follows was provided by the Golf Channel about Bri Vega, who was a contestant not only on Big Break VI: Trump National but also Big Break VII: Reunion. The information below was provided in association with the airing of Big Break VI.


Birthdate: March 18, 1982
Residence: North Andover, Mass.
Hometown: Maplewood, N.J.
Occupation: Touring professional
Marital Status/Children: Single
Hobbies: Pilates, running, shopping

On the Course:

Home Golf Course: n/a
Collegiate Golf Experience: North Carolina State
Strongest Part of Game: Iron play and driving accuracy
Favorite Club: Driver
Dream Foursome: Her parents and grandparents

More About Briana Vega:

Bri didn't take golf seriously until high school when she played on the boys' team and was named All State for girls and second team All State for boys.

In a relatively short time period, she developed a passion and talent that earned her a golf scholarship to North Carolina State University. During her stint with the Wolfpack, she set, and still holds, the 18- and 54-hole scoring records. As a senior, she finished 10th at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships. Later, in 2004, she won the Massachusetts Amateur and qualified to play in the U.S. Women's Open. In 2006, Bri toiled on the Duramed Futures Tour, working to improve her game. Although she made only four cuts this year, she did finish tied for fourth in one of those Futures Tour events.

Coming from a close family, her mother travels with her on the road and her father flies to tournaments to be her caddie. During the U.S. Women's Open qualifying, her father caddied while her mother walked the entire 36 holes on a broken foot.

The 24-year-old cites her father as the person having the most influence on her golf game. Her father had prostate cancer in 2005, and the following month Briana found out that her mother had breast cancer. Currently, both are doing well.

An emotional competitor, she is quick to laugh and tell jokes. After graduating from N.C. State, Bri was a Victoria's Secret sizing specialist and still brings her measuring tape to tournaments to help her friends get properly fitted.

Source: The Golf Channel; used with permission

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