Sunday, June 1, 2014
Emily Talley's Big Break
Last December, 23 year old Emily Talley won $50,000 as the female winner of Golf Channel's "Big Break NFL Puerto Rico", and, the biggest prize, an exemption into the ShopRite LPGA Classic, which is being contested this week in New Jersey.
Sorry to report that Emily's Big Break ended yesterday when she failed to make the cut in the tournament. She shot 75-72 (5 over par), thirteen shots behind leader Stacey Lewis. However, Emily can take solace in the fact that her +5 score tied her with twelve other golfers, and that she actually finished ahead of twenty-seven other golfers, including one time LPGA major champion Morgan Pressel.
It's not what she wanted, I'm sure, but she has to be encouraged. Here's hoping that we hear more from Miss Talley in the years ahead.
Meanwhile, the male winner of "Big Break NFL Puerto Rico", Isaac Sanchez, gets his big break this coming week in the PGA Tour's FedEx St. Jude Classic. Also, recent "Big Break Florida" winner, Jackie Stoelting gets her big break in LPGA ManuLife Financial Classic this week, as well.
I shall be watching.