The third episode of Big Break Myrtle Beach brought us the famous “flop wall” and concluded with a elimination challenge that brought drama and heartache.
The flop wall is a Big Break mainstay and was the first immunity challenge for the day.
Clearing the 10-foot flop wall didn’t pose much difficulty to the contestants, with Dave failing to do it. However putting the ball inside the circle surrounding the hole proved a much more daunting task. Of the 11 participants remaining, Tessa was the only contestant to put the ball close and earn 10 points, which won her immunity and a little extra cash. Carolin, Katy H. and Charlie also gained immunity after the flop wall challenge.
Seven contestants were left in the second stage of the immunity challenge, which required players to hit an 8 iron from any distance beyond 90 yards. Players hit two shots in the challenge. After the second shot, the player with the longest combined distance from the hole was sent to the elimination challenge. No one really posed a threat to anything spectacular. Toph hit two poor shots, sending him to elimination and was forced to decide between playing Jimmy, Dave or Katie D. Stating “He didn’t want to play his brothers” he choose the only female contestant, Katie D.
The elimination challenge took place on the 14th hole of our Fazio Course comprised of four different challenge locations. After the first three locations, Toph and Katie were even and the final part of the challenge was to play the hole from tee to green. Toph hit first, blocked his drive way right, and ultimately had to take a penalty stroke. Katie who was in the middle of the fairway was almost guaranteed a win. Toph’s proceeded to hit his third shot into a greenside bunker. Katie D. followed by hitting her approach well past the hole. She only needed two putts for par, while Toph had to hole out for par from the bunker. Toph hit a great bunker shot leaving him a tap in for bogey. Katie D., left her first putt short and left herself with an 8-foot putt to win, but pushed it right. They headed back to the 14th tee for a sudden death playoff.
Both players put there tee shots in the fairway. Toph’s hit his approach shot first and ended up just short of the green. Katie was left with 92 yards to the flag for her approach but pulled it left into the greenside bunker. Toph nearly chipped in for birdie and tapped in for par. Katie knew she had to get up and down just to tie. A decent bunker shot left her a 7-foot putt. She grazed the hole before rolling by, leaving her Big Break experience come to a bitter end.
Full Episode 3 (Commercial Free)
Ten more people are left….
Be on the watch for a sneak peak of Episode 4.
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