First Pro Win for Charley Hull

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The answer to the question, "When will Charley Hull get her first pro win?" is: Now! As in today, at the Lalla Meryem Cup on the Ladies European Tour. Charley, who is about to turn 18 years old, shot 62 in the final round to tie Gwladys Nocera, then won it on the first playoff hole. That's called getting it done.

Congratulations to Charley on what is sure to be the first of many, many wins. See the LET's tournament page for a recap, final scores and photos from the event.

Anna Rawson Now Chasing MBA

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What is former LPGA and LET golfer Anna Rawson up to these days? She's not hard to find. She's still modeling, and she stays connected to golf through appearances and as a presenter.

She's also in business school at Columbia University, pursuing an MBA. Adam Stanley tells the story for The Globe and Mail:

Anna Rawson is a sun-kissed Australian model who stands nearly six feet tall. She's also a professional golfer who played for several years on high-level circuits such as the Ladies European Tour (LET) and the U.S.-based LPGA Tour. And now, she's nearly completed her first year of an MBA program at Columbia University, an Ivy League school in New York.

How has she managed to do it all?

"Oh, I'm really nerdy," she explains. ...

Stanley's article explains the journey Anna took from Australia to the United States, from golfer to businesswoman. Rawson points out how helpful golf has been in opening doors to the business world:

"You start thinking about marketing and thinking about a business and building up yourself as a business [and] you realize they went really well together. I could be a model, and playing golf just added so much to my business and brand."

She also met several chief executive officers through corporate outings with Fortune 500 companies and became fascinated in what they were doing. She wanted to go down that path.

It was a path that led her to Columbia, and an MBA program ranked in the top five in the United States by the Financial Times.

Ms. Rawson admits that students who are concentrating in finance have a hard time believing the kinds of people - from portfolio managers to CEOs - with whom she's played golf. "They're shocked at the access that I got."

If you want a great update on Anna, read the full article.

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Melanie Collins of 'Big Break Florida'

Melanie Collins is the co-host of Big Break Florida, but who is she? She's a newcomer to the Golf Channel, but not to golf broadcasting.

On Collins' Twitter page, she intros herself this way: "Yahoo Sports Broadcaster, co-host of Big Break on Golf Channel, contributor to CSN California, NBCSN & The Insider on CBS."

One her website, we see a fuller picture of Collins' broadcasting history.

Collins' main gig currently is working for Yahoo! Sports, and in that role she reports from some of the highest-profile events in sports, including the Super Bowl. Previously, her website states, "... she covered the NBA for NBA-TV and Turner Sports, College Football and Basketball for the Big Ten Network and Total College Sports, as well as Major League Baseball for MLB.com. She's hosted segments on PGA.com, PGATour.com and Nascar.com."

Collins also works in entertainment reporting, including Yahoo's own OMG! Insider franchise. She's worked for E! News Now and reported from the red carpet in Hollywood.

And she describes herself as an avid golfer.

Sharmila Nicollet's New Website

We just added a new site to our sidebar list of links to golfers' website: Golf Babes favorite Sharmila Nicollet. Check it out at sharmilanicollet.com. The site includes all the goodies: biographical info, playing schedule, photo galleries, etc. Some of the photos are from Sharmila's recent outing in her native India with Tiger Woods.

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Paula Creamer

I guess you could say that 2014 has gotten off to a pretty good start for Paula Creamer. First, she got engaged. Then, she ended her 3 1/2 year winless streak.

Paula's victory at the 2014 HSBC Women's Champions was her first since the 2010 U.S. Women's Open. It feels strange even typing that - Creamer always seems to be on the leaderboard. It's not like she was playing poorly during that time period; she wasn't. Things just didn't break right.

But you know what finally did break right? A whopping 75-foot eagle putt that she sank to beat Azahara Munoz in a playoff in Singapore.

I bet Creamer's next victory won't be nearly as long coming.

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