Punahou alum Dwyer hopes for ‘Big Break’
Kailua's Bridget Dwyer is getting a big break.
The former Punahou and UCLA golfer is a contestant in the next installment of The Golf Channel's "Big Break" series.
Dwyer is in the process of going through two weeks of taping for "Big Break VI: Trump National," which premieres Sept. 26.
A member of the Futures Tour, Dwyer is one of 18 golfers -- nine male and nine female -- picked for the show. It's the first time the two sexes will compete together and against each other in The Golf Channel's popular reality show.
Dwyer was a three-time National Golf Coaches Association All-Scholar choice and was voted the Most Inspirational Athlete at UCLA in 2004, the year the Bruins won the national championship.
TV star and real-estate tycoon Donald Trump will put his personal stamp on the show. He'll welcome the cast to his Los Angeles golf course and make appearances throughout the series, in which the golfers will go through many physical and mental skills challenges on the course.
Each week, one man (ranging in ages from 50-56) and one woman (ranging in ages from 23-25) will be eliminated until there is one of each remaining.
If the 25-year-old Dwyer wins the women's competition, she'll receive sponsors' invitations to some LPGA Tour events.
The male winner will receive sponsors' exemptions to events on the Champions Tour.
Dwyer is not the first Hawaii tie to the Big Break series.
"The Big Break V: Hawaii" was taped at Turtle Bay and was televised earlier this year.