"Big Break Prince Edward Island" Contestants

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Kim Kouwabunpat

Kim Kouwabunpat - Big Break Prince Edward Island
"Big Break Prince Edward Island" Contestants. Photo: Golf Channel/Mark Ashman

Cast Member Photos and Bios

The 11th season of the Golf Channel's "golf reality" series is entitled "Big Break Prince Edward Island." The series cast includes six women and six men competing for $100,000 in cash. Those contestants are pictured in this gallery, and each image is accompanied by a little biographical information about the pictured golfer, current at the time the series aired.

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  • Name: Kim Kouwabunpat
  • Age: 27
  • Residence: Upland, Calif.
Golf Channel says: "Focused and driven, Kouwabunpat (pronounced 'Kowa boon pat') has the uncanny ability to pick herself up when she's been knocked down. The former Stanford University golfer has played on professional tours all over the world in her attempt to make it to the LPGA Tour."
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William Thompson

William Thompson - Big Break Prince Edward Island
"Big Break Prince Edward Island" Contestants. Photo: Golf Channel/Mark Ashman
  • Name: William Thompson
  • Age: 22
  • Residence: Bracey, Va.
Golf Channel says: "A self-admitted and rather obvious country boy, William 'Football' Thompson will be one of the most unique personalities in the cast. The youngest competitor, his 'Big Break' experience will be a trial by fire."
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Nicole Sikora

Nicole Sikora - Big Break Prince Edward Island
"Big Break Prince Edward Island" Contestants. Photo: Golf Channel/Mark Ashman
  • Name: Nicole Sikora
  • Age: 25
  • Residence: Yonkers, N.Y.
Golf Channel says: "Sikora may be the most inexperienced competitor on 'Big Break Prince Edward Island.' After an unsuccessful rookie year on the Duramed Futures Tour in 2007, she accepted a job on Wall Street as an executive assistant for a New York stock broker. Golf has taken a backseat, but now that her business career is on the fast track, she is slowly finding more time to re-devote to the game."
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Robert Read

Robert Read - Big Break Prince Edward Island
"Big Break Prince Edward Island" Contestants. Photo: Golf Channel/Mark Ashman
  • Name: Robert Read
  • Age: 30
  • Residence: Seekonk, Mass.
Golf Channel says: "Reid turned professional to play in 'Big Break Prince Edward Island.' Read will use his humor and prodigious length to level the playing field. Quite the bomber, he has hit drives over 420 yards in long drive competitions."
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Eugene Smith

Eugene Smith - Big Break Prince Edward Island
"Big Break Prince Edward Island" Contestants. Photo: Golf Channel/Mark Ashman
  • Name: Eugene Smith
  • Age: 30
  • Residence: Glen Ridge, N.J.
Golf Channel says: "Smith won the 2000 NCAA Big East Championship and later was the Seton Hall Athlete of the Year in 2001. The Canadian Tour veteran once shot 59 at his home course in New Jersey in a round that included a hole in one."
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Gerina Mendoza

Gerina Mendoza - Big Break Prince Edward Island
"Big Break Prince Edward Island" Contestants. Photo: Golf Channel/Mark Ashman
  • Name: Gerina Mendoza
  • Age: 23
  • Residence: Roswell, N.M.
Golf Channel says: "Mendoza picked up the game in her late teens but is one of the most naturally gifted competitors in the series. A member of the Duramed Futures Tour, last year she competed in the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, where she missed the cut. With her length off the tee, Mendoza will be a force to be reckoned with in 'Big Break Prince Edward Island' for both the ladies and men."
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Derek Gillespie

Derek Gillespie - Big Break Prince Edward Island
"Big Break Prince Edward Island" Contestants. Photo: Golf Channel/Mark Ashman
  • Name: Derek Gillespie
  • Age: 30
  • Residence: Oshawa, Ontario
Golf Channel says: "The only Canadian in the cast, Gillespie was once labeled 'the next great Canadian golfer' by countryman and PGA Tour professional Mike Weir. One of the most talented and experienced in the cast, Gillespie is looking to realize his dream of playing on the PGA Tour after many years of missed opportunities and bad breaks."
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Caroline Larsson

Caroline Larsson - Big Break Prince Edward Island
"Big Break Prince Edward Island" Contestants. Photo: Golf Channel/Mark Ashman
  • Name: Caroline Larsson
  • Age: 24
  • Residence: Orlando, Fla.
Golf Channel says: "The Stockholm, Sweden, native is considered to be one of the most talented competitors in the field. An accomplished player on the Duramed Futures Tour over the last two years, she competed in the 2007 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament."
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Brian Skatell

Brian Skatell - Big Break Prince Edward Island
"Big Break Prince Edward Island" Contestants. Photo: Golf Channel/Mark Ashman
  • Name: Brian Skatell
  • Age: 36
  • Residence: Virginia Beach, Va.
Golf Channel says: "A very confident player, Skatell prides himself on his meticulous work ethic and considers himself to be mentally strong. Though lacking the same amount of tournament experience as many of the other contestants, he firmly believes that even the best in the field can't match his skill level."
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Brenda McLarnon

Brenda McLarnon - Big Break Prince Edward Island
"Big Break Prince Edward Island" Contestants. Photo: Golf Channel/Mark Ashman
  • Name: Brenda McLarnon
  • Age: 25
  • Residence: Charleston, S.C.
Golf Channel says: "The Belfast, Ireland, native is brutally honest and outspoken, and brings humor and conflict to everything she does. Having played the Duramed Futures Tour the last three years, she learned the sacrifice it takes to play professional golf and is ready to capitalize on the hard-earned experience."
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Aaron Wright

Aaron Wright - Big Break Prince Edward Island
"Big Break Prince Edward Island" Contestants. Photo: Golf Channel/Mark Ashman
  • Name: Aaron Wright
  • Age: 31
  • Residence: Orlando, Fla.
Golf Channel says: "Wright put his dream of playing on the PGA Tour on hold to serve a six-year tour of duty with the Marines, including a five-month stint in Afghanistan. In 2008, the United States Navel Academy graduate played the Hooters Tour and made the cut in a Nationwide Tour event. He lost to Tiger Woods 4&3 in the quarterfinal match of the 1992 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship."
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Blair O'Neal

Blair O'Neal - Big Break Prince Edward Island
"Big Break Prince Edward Island" Contestants. Photo: Golf Channel/Mark Ashman
  • Name: Blair O'Neal
  • Age: 27
  • Residence: Tempe, Ariz.
Golf Channel says: "A four-year starter at Arizona State University, she twice won the NCAA Long Drive Championship but has been out of professional golf since 2006 pursuing a modeling career. Before leaving the fairway for the runway, she competed on numerous Tours around the world."

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