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Showing posts from May, 2014

Mia Piccio

(Photo: @miapiccio/Instagram) Mia Piccio is a first-time pro winner today after claiming the trophy at the OCA Augas Santas International Ladies Open on the LET Access Series. The tournament was played in Spain, and Piccio shot three rounds in the 60s - 65, 68, 69 - to win it by one shot. Piccio is in her rookie season the LETAS. She's played three tournaments so far: a missed cut, a tie for 26th, and a now a victory. Piccio is from the Philippines. She arrived in the USA as a teen to pursue golf at the IMG Academy in Florida. Mia stayed in Florida for college, spending four years at the University of Florida and earning a degree in psychology. She turned pro in mid-2013. You can follow her on Twitter or Instagram at @miapiccio, or check out her website at to learn more about her.

Jessica Korda

It was win No. 2 of 2014 for Jessica Korda at the Airbus LPGA Classic. And what a way to get it, emerging from a pack of stars and growing superstars that included Michelle Wie, Lexi Thompson, Charley Hull and Anna Nordqvist. Korda finished at 20-under 268 with a 65 in the final round. Earlier this year Korda won the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic. Her win in Alabama was the third overall of her LPGA career. And she's still just 21 years old. Korda finished 41st on the LPGA money list in 2012, the year of her first victory. In 2013 she improved to 25th. After winning in Alabama, Korda leads the 2014 LPGA in both money and scoring average. (Photo: thejessicakorda/Instagram)

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 "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

Bo-Mee Lee

Bo-Mee Lee is a winner again on the Japan LPGA. The Constructivist, over at Mostly Harmless, has the recap of what is Lee's sixth career JLPGA victory. It happened at the Hoken No Madoguchi Ladies tournament with a 69 in the final round. The Korean Lee was the 2010 money leader on the Korean LPGA, and posted three KLPGA victories that year. She won twice on the JLPGA last year, and three times in 2012. (Image via )