WOW! That’s all I can really say after watching Marcela Leon win the finale of Big Break Atlantis this week. WOW!
Not only did she have the game to take down one of the hottest players in the series, she did it calmly and patiently. Just like a Pro!
Made me think of Ernie Els last weekend who patiently waited to win his first major since 2002.
Marcela has been a pro for 10 years and has waited too long to lift her prized trophy. But when she did, she did it in style. 5 up with 4 to play…WOW!
I can’t wait to watch her tee it up in the big leagues at the LPGA Kingsmill Championship, Sept. 6-9.
And I’m sure the rest of the prizes will only help to make her a shoe-in next year as a full-time LPGA’er.
- $50,000 in cash
- Endorsement contract from Adams Golf, which includes another $10,000 in cash
- $10,000 shopping spree from Dick’s Sporting Goods
- $10,000 Avis car-rental credit courtesy of Avis Car Rental
- Full exempt status and all entry fees waived for a Symetra Tour season
And to help her relax before the big season begins…an all-expense paid return trip for two to Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas — which is only fair since she never got a chance to really enjoy it like the eliminated ladies did in their time off.
Marcela joined me this AM to close off the show with one final interview on her win, the reunion in Florida and where she’s headed next…
My sincere thanks goes out to Marcela, Natalia and Anya for taking the time to chat with me each week.
Best of luck to all of you in following your dreams and an extra special wish for success at Kingsmill, Marcela – we’ll be watching!
Of course this blog would not be complete without Blue Falcon’s final commentary. Thank BF for all your input in the weekly posts!
Big Break Atlantis Episode 11: “X Marks the Spot”
by: Blue Falcon
It’s the championship match, what I and other Big Break fans have been waiting for. Sadly, the match was a bit anti-climactic, as Marcela Leon dominated Selanee Henderson by a 5-4 final score. It wasn’t sad to see Marcela win; I would have been happy with either woman winning. But it was sad that Selanee wasn’t able to put up the kind of effort that we have seen from her previously.
Rather than go through a minute dissertation of what happened, here is a thumbnail analysis of the final match:
Selanee Henderson: No player fought as hard as Selanee did to reach the final match going through, and surviving, five elimination challenges. That, however, may have also been her downfall, as Selanee admitted that she simply lacked the energy to put up much of a fight in this episode. Selanee, however, has no reason to let her head drop. She represented herself well both on and off the course and hopefully will go on to a great career and life.
Marcela Leon: Probably the most deserving champion IMO since Bernadette Luse and Haymes Snedeker won Big Break X-Michigan. In addition to her strong play on the course, what I will remember most about Marcela was the way she presented herself. She was always gracious, win or lose, and she comported herself with class and grace, something we haven’t always seen from contestants on this show. Brava, Marcela! Brava!
P.S. Next week there is a reunion episode of “Big Break Atlantis” where hopefully we will have the ladies dish on what happened. I look forward to that.