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Thompson teesoff "Alabama's Golf Insider" teesoff Thompson teesoff 12.18.14 No issue…Merry Christmas! ...Next WEEK! Auburn, but was never able to make the traveling team and did not play any collegiate events. In- stead, he played in amateur tournaments through- out Alabama and the southeast while attending Auburn, winning numerous events. All through college, Brandt's intentions were to turn professional following graduation.After working at a local golf course and hosting a fund- Click our Icon to Subscribe! Auburn's Jimmy Brandt wins Golf Channel's Big Break Myrtle Beach Jimmy Brandt, who walked on at Auburn, made the squad, but never played in any tournaments, won the biggest event of his life when he defeated Toph Peterson of Logan, Utah in Golf Channel's reality TV show, Big Break Myrtle Beach Finale. The nal 18-hole match aired on Golf Channel Tuesday night and was played at Barefoot Resort and Golf 's Fazio Course in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Here's a bio from the Golf Channel on Brandt, 31, followed by details of what his win means. Jimmy Brandt was a late bloomer to the game of golf.Unlike his fellow competitors on Big Break Myrtle Beach who took up the game at young ages, Brandt didn't get introduced to the game until age 15. Baseball was his sport of choice, and it wasn't until his sophomore year of high school that he decided to give golf a try. Golf came fairly easy to Brandt and he experienced success his rst two years competing in high school.Unfortunately, due to poor grades his senior year, he was not eli- gible to play for his high school team, thus elimi- nating any scholarship options for college. Brandt followed his girlfriend – now wife – to Auburn University. He walked on the golf team at Auburn's Jimmy Brandt (left) defeated Toph Peterson (right) in the nale of the Golf Channel's reality TV show Big Break Myrtle Beach.

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