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Welch wins Madison City Women's tournament in playoff fashion

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MADISON, Wis. (WKOW) -- For the second time in three years, Mary Welch claims the Richard Welch Memorial Trophy. 

The tournament and the trophy, which is named in memory of her grandfather, has become a family affair. Mary took the title for the first time in 2014 and her aunt, Vicky, won the title in 1992. 

"It's a big deal I guess. I just think it's a good tournament and it means a lot to me that my grandfather's name is on the trophy and a lot of my family has played in it and it's nice to be able to be a part of that."

The Madison West alum edged out former Edgewood standout Marci Dubler in a one-hole playoff.

Dubler had a two-stroke lead coming into the final round at Bishops Bay Country Club and finished her second round with an 80, 14 overall. From the first hole tee, Dubler didn't full connect, sending her ball into the water. Unable to recover after the one-stroke drop, Welch just needed a bogey to seal the victory. 

Pat Roisum shot a tournament-low 75 in the final round, putting her in a third place finish. 

McKenna Prestigiacomo, the 2015 tournament runner-up, took fourth place with an overall score of 17 over.

Bobbi Stricker, the daughter of professional golfer, Steve Stricker, played in the tournament for the first time, shooting 85 and 81 in two rounds for an overall score of 22 over, good enough for seventh place. 

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