Golf News for Friday, August 28, 2009 | People

Big Break Disney Golf contestant Andrew Giuliani wins Met Open Championship

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Big Break Disney Golf contestant Andrew Giuliani won the 94th Met Open Championship Aug. 27 to join the likes of golf legends Walter Hagen, Byron Nelson and Gene Sarazen, as well as current PGA TOUR player Johnson Wagner, as a winner of the event.

Giuliani fired a final round 71 for a 3-under-par total at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J. to earn the $27,500 winner's portion of the $150,000 purse, the largest payout for a regional championship. It marks the New York, N.Y. native's first victory as a professional.

In Big Break Disney Golf, premiering Oct. 13 at 10 p.m. ET, Giuliani will compete against 11 men who collectively are the most talented cast in series history, but individually at different stages in their careers battling for the opportunity to fulfill a desire to play on the PGA TOUR.

Shot mainly at both the Magnolia golf course and Palm golf course at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., the winner of the 10-week series will receive an exemption to compete in the 2010 Children's Miracle Network Classic. The series marks the first time that a Big Break winner will compete in a PGA TOUR event on the same course in which the series was filmed.

Former Big Breakers Tommy Gainey and James Nitties now compete on the PGA TOUR while four previous female contestants currently play on the LPGA Tour, including Kristy McPherson, a member of the victorious 2009 U.S. Solheim Cup Team.

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