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Ex-Luers golf star getting Big Break

Bishop Luers graduate and professional golfer Kristi O'Brien will compete on Golf Channel's Big Break Florida reality competition series, which starts at 9 p.m. Feb. 24.

O'Brien, 23 saw her life change forever when she was involved in a severe car accident in 2009.

She walked away from the accident and saw it as a sign that her golf clubs in the trunk also were unscratched.

Given a second chance in life, golf helped O'Brien recover from the emotional and physical injuries.

She went on to become the 2011 Indiana Player of the Year and turned professional upon college graduation. She is competing on the Symetra and Cactus Tours in 2014.

The series features an all-female cast hoping to take the next step in their professional golf careers by competing for more than $175,000 in cash and prizes – the largest collection of prizes in series history.

The winner of Big Break Florida will receive more than $100,000 in cash and prizes, including an exemption to the 2014 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic (June 5-8) and exempt status on the 2015 Symetra Tour with all entry fees waived.

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