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Big Break PEI: Gerina Mendoza

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(Photo by Mark Ashman/Golf Channel

Day 2 of our series on the contestants of "Big Break Prince Edward Island." Today we feature Gerina Mendoza.

Gerina is a native of Roswell, N.M., who played collegiately at UTEP. She won four tournaments while in college, including the 2007 Conference USA championship. And that year, she was named the CUSA Player of the Year.

Gerina turned pro late in 2007 and played on the Futures Tour in 2008. And her rookie season was a pretty darn good one: She made 15 of 17 cuts, had four Top 10 finishes with a best of second place; finished 10th in scoring average and 15th in money.

Her Golf Channel bio includes this:

Length off the tee will make her a force to be reckoned with in Big Break Prince Edward Island, not only for the girls, but for the guys as well. Super competitive and always sarcastic, she hopes that the other competitors will not misunderstand her motives.

"You really don't talk about competition with girls because girls are really sensitive and get their feelings hurt," Mendoza said about competing against both men and women in the series. "[With] guys, you can just let loose and really talk crap to each other. You can have a good time and really get into a competitive match."