Liebelei comes to Big Break Mexico with an impressive golf resume. Her father, an airline pilot, is a lifelong golfer who had a dream of competing professionally, and achieved his goal by competing alongside the game’s best on the European Seniors Tour.
“I’ve always been so proud of my dad and his accomplishments,” said Liebelei. Once I really got involved in golf, I realized I had the same dream that he did, to play professionally.”
The first Big Break competitor hailing from Luxembourg competed full time on the Ladies European Tour in 2011 and 2012. Last year, however, she lost her status on the Tour, and did not earn her card back at second stage of Q-School. Throughout the year, she was battling a back injury, which eventually took its toll on her golf game and her confidence.
Liebelei’s father introduced her to the game at age 10. Golf allowed the opportunity for father-daughter bonding time on the course, memories she cherishes.
"It was a long process, a long struggle to come to terms with, am I ready to leave this thing I spent the better part of my life chasing that I put so much blood, sweat and tears, money, heart, and sacrifies and just walk away because I'm struggling right now and am I making a big mistake."
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Liebelei Lawrence admits that if it wasn’t for the call to join Big Break Mexico, her professional golf career might be over.
“Big Break gave me a reason to start practicing again,” explained Liebelei when she received the phone call in December 2012. “I would probably still be at home wondering if I was going to continue to put forth the effort anymore.”