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Savannah golfer wins The Big Break

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Mark Silvers was able to watch the taped final episode with nearly 300 of his closest friends and family Tuesday. The former Country Day Hornet survived over two months of The Golf Channel's reality show The Big Break.

Playing well, he still fell down three holes with five to play in the match play format. But with a big flurry of great shots, he won four of the last five holes to win The Big Break Greenbrier.

"This is more than I ever could have imagined. It's been the greatest experience of my life and to have my whole family and all of my friends in Savannah here, it's the most incredible thing. I'm really a lucky person," said Silvers. 

With it comes an invitation to the PGA Tour's stop at The Greenbrier in West Virginia.

"This is incredible. This is why you play golf. This is why you turn professional, it's to play on the biggest stage. The Big Break gave me that opportunity and I am very glad that I was able to take advantage of it," said Silvers.

The PGA Tour stop at The Greenbrier will take place during the Fourth of July weekend.

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