Breakfast was served at 5:24 a.m. and was greeted with a letter to Charlie, who won Super Immunity in the episode. The letter commended Charlie on winning the challenge and let him know that if he advances to the final four of the competition without using the super immunity, he will pocket what’s in the Macanudo box.
Charlie opened the box, to the site of $10,000 in cash! “There is 10 grand with his name on it,” said Dave. Toph added by saying “People were going to be gunning for Charlie!” Charlie birdied both holes of last week’s challenge and has distanced himself as one of the show’s best players.
After a morning range session at the Dye Course’s driving range, they jump right into the next immunity challenge which starts on the 13th hole of our Fazio Course, which has two greens. The challenge utilized both greens and gave the players a decision as to what green they wanted to play to. The twist to the challenge is that players had to make their decision of which green to choose, without knowing how close their fellow competitors were. The two shots closest to the pin on each hole earned immunity, were guaranteed a spot on next week’s show. The player closest to the pin for the entire challenge pocketed $2,500, courtesy of Macanudo Cigars.
“The competition becomes very real for these contestants because somebody will be going home at the end of the show,” host Tom Abbott said.
The hole location to the hole’s left green was 115 yards and required a carry over a waste area. The hole’s right green hole location was 110 yards straightaway. Only five contestants played to the left green’s hole location. Dave’s ball was 5’ 9” from the cup and Tessa’s was 6’3” which earned both of them immunity. Toph and Carolin both advanced from the right green’s hole location.
The eight players who were facing elimination headed to the practice area in preparation for the second challenge. The second round moved to the 17th hole on our Fazio Course, giving another four players a chance to earn immunity with a chipping and putting challenge. The four players closest to the hole advanced. The player furthest from the hole was sent to the elimination challenge. Players had to choose between a chip from a few yards off the front portion of the green, or and a severely downhill putt from the back of the green. Each player received only one shot. Everyone avoided the treacherous putt and opted to chip. Jimmy, Katy H., Christian and Emily earned immunity. Krista was the furthest from the hole at 5’6”. She was required to choose who she wanted to face in the elimination challenge – Katie D, Christian or Anthony. Of course she chose Anthony, who told her on the range, “Don’t pick me, I’m going to beat you.” Anthony’s fellow contestants aren’t very fond of his arrogance and got a chance to see if he could walk the walk.
They proceeded to the third and fourth holes on the Fazio Course for the first elimination challenge. It was an accumulative stroke play challenge with the player with highest stroke total, was sent packing. Starting on the par 3 third hole, Anthony teed off first – “They don’t want to see me win. They all want to see the cute little girl win,” he says. Abbott cautioned that the wind had picked up, but Anthony stuck one to 8 feet. Krista failed to respond, hitting her ball long, just over the green. Krista raced her first putt by the hole and was still out. Her par putt caught a piece of the hole but lipped out. She tapped in for bogey. “Her putter is as cold as the Baltic winter,” the witty Abbott said of the Latvian. Anthony drained his birdie to take a two shot lead heading into the second and final hole of the elimination challenge.
With a two-stroke cushion, Anthony played conservative off the reachable par 5 but sliced his tee shot, which was seen bouncing on the cart path hitting a fence and finally coming to rest on the cart path. Krista, played from 450 yards, which made the hole easily reachable, putting her drive right down the middle of the fairway. With rain beginning to fall, Anthony took relief from the path and hit a low bullet that ran up onto the green from 241 yards out. Krista, in perfect position to attack from 213 yards out, flat out topped the ball. Her third shot found the back left portion of the green, leaving her with a difficult birdie putt. Anthony needed only two putts for consecutive birdies and eliminated the first contestant of Big Break Myrtle Beach.
Kritsa- 1st contestant to be eliminated from Big Break Myrtle Beach
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Ten more people are left. Who will also suffer the same defeat as Krista.
Be on the watch for a sneak peak of Episode 3.
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