On Tuesday, Sept. 20, Big Break Ireland premieres on the Golf Channel. The cast includes six men and six women, and at Golf Babes we don't care about the dudes. So over the next couple days we'll be posting about the six women in the cast.
And we start with Mallory Blackwelder, because she is the best-known of the six heading into the show (we've written about her before).
Mallory is coming off a season in which she started 12 times on the Futures Tour and posted three Top 10 finishes - including a best showing of second place at the South Shore Championship in early July. She finished 27th on the Futures Tour money list.
A year earlier, in 2010, Blackwelder held non-exempt status on the LPGA Tour and fully exempt status on the Ladies European Tour. She got into 11 LET tournaments, made seven cuts and had four Top 30 finishes.
She turned pro in 2009 after playing collegiately at the University of Kentucky.
Mallory comes from a golf family. Her mother is longtime LPGA member Myra Blackwelder, and her father is longtime LPGA caddie Worth Blackwelder.