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Emily Talley Wins 'Big Break NFL'

Photo by Teresa Lee Photography; courtesy of Emily Talley

Congratulations to Emily Talley, your Big Break NFL champion on the Golf Channel series. (OK, Emily had two teammates who also won - NFL legend Jerry Rice plus Isaac Sanchez - but this blog isn't called Golf Dudes.)

Emily gets a pretty good grand prize for the victory: an exemption to play in the 2014 ShopRite LPGA Classic.

Emily graduated from the University of Colorado (with a degreen in communications) in 2012, the same year she won the school's Athlete of the Year Award (and also won the California Women's Amateur). She entered LPGA Q-School late that year and made it through all three stages, falling just short. Her website says that was a blessing in disguise: "Although she felt the pain of being so close and falling just short, she claims that it was a 'blessing in disguise' because she did not think she would have been both physically and mentally ready for the LPGA her very first year as a professional golfer."

So in 2013, Emily played her rookie season on the Symetra Tour, making 10 out of 13 cuts with a best showing of 9th in the Volvik Championship. She also recorded five other Top 20 finishes. Talley finished 45th on the tour's money list, but 30th in scoring average - a very solid rookie year, and one she'll surely improve upon during the 2014 Symetra Tour season.

You can keep up with Emily by following her on Twitter (@emtal) or Facebook (facebook.com/emilytalleygolf).

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