Well, it’s the Tuesday before Christmas and although Big Break season is now over, I had to do one more Big Break interview before closing out the year. And who better than the latest Big Breaker to make it through grueling Q school to hit the big leagues – Big Break PEI’s Gerina Mendoza.
Gerina was a regular guest on my weekly Big Break PEI blog and was considered a very serious contender in that series. In fact, many people believed she would win and were shocked to see her lose in elimination to Derek in episode 9. But that’s how Big Breaks go – you just never know from one shot to the next what will happen.
But this summer, Gerina bounced back and was on a roll of great performances on the DFT, landing her a 12th place finish, less than $1,600 away from gaining her tour card the “easy way” 😉
But that wasn’t a big upset for Gerina – not the way she was feeling about her game and herself going into Florida. On December 6th in Daytona Beach, Gerina tied for 30th during the final round of Q-school and achieved Priority List Category 16 status on the LPGA. Although not certain which events she’ll be eligible to play, Gerina is excited about her future as she should be…
The Golf Channel once said of this bright young bomber, “Gerina has a ton of talent and she will be somebody to watch for a very long time.” I think they nailed that one, don’t you?
Best of luck Gerina next year and beyond. We’ll be watching and cheering you on!