Had I known she was on the Golf Channel’s “Big Break,” I may have watched it more


That’s Nicole Sikora, of Valley Cottage, N.Y.

She’s no longer on the Golf Channel’s “Big Break Prince Edward Island” show, after Brian Skatell of Greenburg, Pa., knocked her out of the competition in Episode 5. Two episodes earlier, Skatell KO’d Kim Kouwabunpat.

According to the channel’s account of how it’s gone down — we admit, we haven’t been watching so we need to get up to date — Sikora escaped playing in an elimination challenge through the first four shows, but found herself in a do-or-die situation after losing a one-hole immunity challenge to Brenda McLarnon. After Aaron Wright defeated Sikora in the first stage of the elimination challenge – a contest featuring greenside bunker shots – she faced Skatell for survival.

Playing out of rough situated on a hill just 20 yards off the third green at River Mill Golf Club in Prince Edward Island, the first player holing their ball in two shots would advance. Skatell was successful on the duo’s third attempt while Sikora’s putt faded by the hole to end her run in the series.

“I thought that I would make that last putt, but I missed and now I am going home,” is how Sikora summed up her elimination.

So there are seven left, trying to win $100,000. The winner will be sponsored to play on “a Tour” for an entire year. Past “Big Break” winners have played on exemptions on the PGA, LPGA, European, Champsions, Nationwide and Canadian tours.

The sixth episode of “Big Break Prince Edward Island” airs Monday at 6 p.m.

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