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Getting to know Daniela Holmqvist
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  12/08/2010

Dec. 8, 2010

Daniela Holmqvist transferred to Cal from Tulane in the spring of 2010. She had four below-par rounds in the fall of 2010, including shooting a 68 in Colorado. She also finished twice in the top-10, coming in eighth at the Ptarmigan and ninth at the Edean Ihlanfeldt.

During the summer of 2010, she made it through the qualifying tournament of the British Ladies Amateur to advance to the 64-player Match Play Championships in Yorkshire, England.

Click on the video in the story preview to hear from Daniela.

Here are some things you may not know about Daniela:

What are your future goals after Cal? Pursue a professional career in golf, if not law school.

What sport teams are you a fan of? All Cal teams. In professional sports: professional golf (both men and female), ATP (tennis), Team's: Milan, Barcelona, Manchester United, Cesena (all professional soccer)

When you were a little kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A professional golf player.

What are you most proud of? Winning the Volkswagen Open in 2009, a professional tournament.

What is your favorite article of clothing? Shoes.

What sort of business would you like to start? A law firm.

Whose diary would you really like to read? Tiger Woods

Where is your favorite place to relax? In my home in Sweden.

What is one thing about your hometown that you miss? Polar Bears (kidding). Really it is my friends and family.

Best moment from a road trip last season We always do it, but we connect all of the bags including golf-bags to a 15 yard long train.

What is the strongest part of your game? My mental game and my ability to hit it far.

What is your favorite sport other than golf? Tennis and Soccer

What is your favorite sports movie? Wimbledon and The Blind-Side.

What is your favorite recent movie? Secretariat.

What challenge do you find in golf that you do not find in any other sport? That you have to play your own game and not focus on opponent

What is a secret talent that few people know you have? I can squat a lot.

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