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Mallory Blackwelder

Ever wonder what life is like for a LPGA rookie? Well, Mallory Blackwelder is here to tell you. Blackwelder, 22, will file a weekly diary on to give you an insider’s view of life on the LPGA, LET and Duramed Futures Tour.


Rookie diary: Rain, rain, go away

This season on the LET could be described in one word: RAINY!

Rookie diary: Hangin’ with Chris and Nancy

Hey everybody! The last few weeks have been really crazy and fun. It started with the Kentucky Women’s Open at Wildwood CC in Louisville where I shot 70-72 to win by two shots over Leah Wigger and amateur Jessica Smith.

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Rookie diary: Long season taking its toll

I got a sponsor exemption into the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic in Toledo, Ohio. I had played there as an amateur in 2008 after winning the Monday qualifier, so I was excited that I was familiar with the course.

Rookie diary: Jamie Farr could be my big break

Since I last wrote from Atlantic City, I have been to Defiance, Ohio to play in the Ohio Women’s Open, and to Providence, R.I., for a pro-am.

Rookie diary: Preparing for the Jamie Farr

Yesterday I attempted to Monday qualify again for the LPGA event this week, the ShopRite LPGA Classic. I gave it a great effort and shot even-par 71, but missed a two-way playoff for the last spot by one shot.

Rookie diary: Maintaining a busy schedule

Considering my last actual tournament was the LET event in Germany, (besides U.S. Open qualifying), it feels like I haven’t actually competed in a while.

Rookie diary: Looking forward to State Farm

I played Monday in the U.S. Women’s Open qualifier at Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove, Ill. The course was in perfect condition and I really enjoyed playing there. I was a little surprised at the setup, however, because it was much shorter than any of the other USGA qualifiers I’ve played.

Rookie diary: A memorable week in Munich

Last week I played the Ladies European Tour event in Munich, Germany. While we were there, the LET hosted a few events that showed us the local culture.

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Rookie diary: Learning experience costly

Last week I traveled to Antalya, Turkey, for my second Ladies European Tour event of the season. The tournament hotel was the beautiful Susesi Resort right on the beach.

Rookie diary: Long travel to Germany, Turkey

Last week I was in San Antonio for a Futures Tour event at The Dominion Country Club. The course was amazing and in such perfect shape.

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