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Jessica Vasilic

Jessica Vasilic is now a very rare breed of college golfer: She's a college golfer who's won a professional tournament before winning an NCAA tournament.

Vasilic was the champ at the Cactus Tour tournament that finished today at Tres Rios in Goodyear, Ariz. (event No. 19 on the Cactus Tour schedule). Vasilic, playing as an amateur, started with rounds of 69 and 72. Then today, in the final round, she shot her best score of the tournament, 68, to win by one shot. She finished at 7-under 209.

As an amateur, she doesn't win any money. Bummer. But Jessica does get to go back to the University of Arizona and brag to the other golfers about winning a pro tournament.

Vasilic will be a junior during the coming college golf season. Originally from Gothenburg, Sweden, Vasilic went to high school in California. She was a 3-time all-conference golfer at Canyon High School in Anaheim Hills, Calif., and a 3-time AJGA All-America selection.

She's also a member of the Swedish national team (including one that won the European Championships) and played for Team Europe in the Junior Solheim Cup in 2013.

At Arizona, Jessica's best finish so far in an NCAA event is a tie for second place at the SunTrust Gator Invitational during her freshman season.

And perhaps you can tell from the photo, but Jessica is tall - 6-foot-3. If she goes on to a pro career, she'll be one the tallest (perhaps the tallest) player in women's golf.

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