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First Win for Mallory Blackwelder

Congratulations to Mallory Blackwelder on her first tournament win on the Symetra Tour. Blackwelder won the 2014 Symetra Classic, played in Charlotte, North Carolina, and wrapping up on May 24. She did so by shooting the low score on the final day, a 67. She finished at 10-under 206, two ahead of runner-up Emily Talley.

"It feels amazing," Blackwelder told SymetraTour.com. "I have been thinking about this moment for a long long time and it's really surreal."

Blackwelder comes from a family immersed in golf. Her mother - who was there watching during Mallory's first win - is former LPGA player Myra Blackwelder. Her dad, Worth, is a caddie and was on Juli Inkster's bag for many years. Her brother Myles caddies for Jodi Ewart-Shadoff.

While this was Mallory's first professional tour win, she has some big amateur wins in her past. It started with victory at the Kentucky state high school championship, and she won once NCAA tournament while at the University of Kentucky. She won the Women's Western Amateur Champ in 2007, and the pro Kentucky Women's Open in 2010.

And we've seen Blackwelder on Golf Channel's Big Break franchise twice, as part of Big Break Ireland and Big Break NFL. Mallory has a lot to celebrate these days: She's engaged to Big Break castmate Julien Trudeau.

(Photo: @malblackwelder/Instagram)

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