Players returned to Barefoot Resort & Golf and were welcomed back to The Dye Course to take on the “Limbo Wall.”
Big Break Myrtle Beach left us for only one episode and returned to The Dye Course with half the original field remaining.
The first immunity challenge, took place on the penal and tough No.18. Players were challenged with hitting a shot through the “Limbo Wall” roughly 35 yards from the pin. The hole location was situated towards the back left portion, over a ridge that guards the middle portion of the green. Each player had to predict how close they would hit the ball to the pin and then hit their shot inside that distance. The player with the shortest distance won immunity. The chosen shot from everyone was a bump-and-run pitch. Charlie was the first contestant to hit and chose a very modest distance of 22 feet. His shot landed comfortably inside his bid, but was quickly overtaken. Being the first player, Charlie started at a disadvantage with everyone following, knowing exactly what they had to beat. Anthony put up a solid number of 12 feet leading the pack until Jimmy was left. He predicted he would hit his shot within six feet and secured immunity with a marvelous shot!
Remember, this is the same Jimmy whose last time to earn immunity was in episode two. This the same Jimmy who has faced two elimination challenges. For a welcoming change to him, he was able sit back and watch everyone else battle for immunity.
The second day’s immunity challenge was a replication of the first. Charlie was humbled from this morning’s session and took a more aggressive distance this time around. Both he and Toph put their bid in at 9 feet and both succeeded. This led to them returning for a closest to the pin playoff. Toph went first and ended up an unsatisfactory 26 feet from the hole. With the door wide open for Charlie, he chunked his chip shot leaving him a miserable 75 feet from the cup. Toph earned immunity and won a jet-ski excursion with his friend Jimmy.
The last immunity challenge proceeded back to the 16th hole of The Dye Curse players to hit two shots from three different locations. They accumulated points based on how close they were to the pin. Emily was able to nudge Anthony by a point, when she hit her second shot. She spun it of the backboard just long of the pin, nestling it into the 5 point circle. Tessa finished last and was sent straight to elimination. She was felt with difficult task of choosing to Charlie or Anthony. With Anthony winning all three elimination challenges he has played and Charlie being considered by most as the strongest player in the field. Charlie still had the super immunity he won in the first show, which allows him an exception should he be chosen for an elimination. He opted to not use it. Tessa wound up picking Charlie over Anthony.
They were set to duke it out on the eighth and ninth holes of The Dye Course. Playing the par 5 eighth, Charlie wound up to the right of the green pin high after his second shot and nestled a chip shot to within tap in range. Tessa pulled her drive in the rough and had to layup. She hit a fantastic approach shot leaving her with a seven footer for birdie. Having already seen Charlie chip it close, she knew what she had to do. She hit a poor putt and narrowly missed it leaving here one down with one to play. Both players pulled there drive left, with both of them hitting great recovering approach shots. Tessa left herself with an 18-foot birdie putt while Charlie was slightly closer. Both two-putted, making Tessa the seventh player eliminated from Big Break Myrtle Beach.
Five people remain…
Be on the watch for a sneak peak of Episode 9.
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