Senior Daniela Holmqvist Blogs from Ireland and Killeen Castle
Daniela Holmqvist Earns Third Team All-American Honors
Jacqueline Williams Earns a Spot on the First Team
Daniela Holmqvist Earns an Honorable Mention for NGCA All-American Honors
Golden Bears Miss Advancing to NCAA Championships by Three Strokes
Action from the Pac-12 Championships in Pullman, Wash.
Finished her Cal career with has ten top-10 finishes, 14 rounds under par, and six rounds under 70. In her three seasons with the Bears, she had a 74.44 scoring average.
As a SENIOR in 2011-12, was an honorable mention NGCA All-American...named to the All-Pac-12 second team...team co-MVP...was ranked as high as No. 20 (week of April 22) by Golfweek...was the first Bear in program history to earn Pac-12 Player of the Month honors (March)....finished in the top-five in five of the six tournaments she played in during the spring portion of the season with a 72.5 stroke average in those six tournaments...ended the season with a team-best 73.5 overall scoring average...shot a three-under 69 in the second round of the Juli Inkster to take the 36-hole lead, only to fall to second place in the final holes after a late surge by teammate Joanne Lee...won the first medalist honors of her Cal career with a victory at the Auenue Spring Break Classic in Maui, leading wire-to-wire after opening with a first round four-under 68...had her second round of 68 on the season in the second round of the Pac-12 Championships...sank the par putt on 18 in the third round that secured the Bears the Pac-12 Championship...finished in a tie for fifth at the Pac-12 Championships at +4...was Cal's top finisher at the NCAA West Regional, finishing in a tie for 16th at four-over...missed advancing as an individual to the NCAA Championships by a single stroke.
As a JUNIOR in 2010-11, was an All-Pac-10 honorable mention...also earned Pac-10 All-Academic second team honors...shot seven rounds under par, including a career-best 68 (-4) in the second round of the Ptarmigan Ram Classic and a 69 (-3) in the final round of the Edean Ihlanfeldt, and three rounds at par during the season...had three top-10 finishes, coming in tied for eighth at the Ptarmigan Ram Classic and tied for ninth at the Edean Ihlanfeldt and finishing second (to teammate Emily Childs)at the Peg Barnard Invitational at Stanford...ranked No. 64 in the fall and finished the season ranked No. 57 in the Golfweek individual rankings...ranked third on the team with a 74.32 scoring average.
During the SUMMER OF 2010, made it through the qualifying tournament of the British Ladies Amateur to advance to the 64-player Match Play Championships in Yorkshire, England, falling in the first round...finished in a tie for 35th place at the International Ladies Amateur Championship at Kunětická Hora Golf Spa and Resort in Dříteč in the Czech Republic.
CAL: As a SOPHOMORE in 2009-10, transferred to Cal from Tulane University in New Orleans in time for the spring semester...posted a 76.7 stroke average in her five tournaments (13 rounds)...began her Cal career at the Northrop Grumman Invitational, posting a 76 in her first round...finished as Cal's number three golfer in both of her first tournaments...had Cal's second lowest score at the Juli Inkster Invitational, closing out the tourney with a third-round one-over 73 to propel her to a seventh place finish at +9 overall...missed two tournaments due to injury, coming back for the NCAA West Regional where she carded a +21.
As a FRESHMAN at Tulane...was the Individual Medalist at the Conference USA Championships... also named Conference USA Women's Golf Freshman of the Year and the Louisiana Freshman of the Year and First Team All-C-USA...helped lead Tulane to a Conference USA team championship...played in the 2009 NCAA National Championships after helping to lead the Green Wave to a fifth place finish at the NCAA East Regional... during the summer of 2009, posted a victory at the Swedish Mini Tour professional event in Valkommen till Stockholm, Sweden, closing with a 5-under par 139 during the two-round event... was also the top amateur and individual medalist at the SAS Master's Tour at the VW Söderberg Ladies Masters, Aug. 7-9, in Bravikens, Sweden, topping a field of professionals and fellow amateurs to take home the title as she finished with a 3-under par 213 total on the par-72 course, which was two strokes ahead of the second place finisher.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Hersby Gymnasium in Stockholm, Sweden...has been a member of Sweden's National Team since 2007.
PERSONAL: Born May 3, 1988 in Berne, Switzerland...parents are Yvonne and Hans Holmqvist...father, Hans, is a former professional soccer player in Sweden, Italy, Germany, Switzerland...Media Studies major.