Daniela Holmqvist Earns Third Team All-American Honors
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Action from the Pac-12 Championships in Pullman, Wash.
Ended her career with the lowest career scoring average (73.43) of any player in program history...ranked as high as No. 16 by Golfweek (11/14/10) in the collegiate individual rankings (third highest ranking of any player in the history of the program)... set the Cal record for lowest single-season scoring average (72.94) in 2010-11...set the Cal junior class record for lowest single-season scoring average (72.94) in 2010-11...set the Cal record for lowest single round score with a six-under 65 in the opening round of the SEC/Pac-10 Challenge at Stanford Golf Course (fall 2010), a mark that broke her own record as she was tied with four others for low round when she shot a 67 at the first round of the 2010 Pac-10 Championships...in her three years at Cal, had 16 top-10 finishes, 18 rounds under par, and five rounds under 70 including a 69 in the final round of the 2011 NCAA Championships.
As a SENIOR in 2011-12, earned second team All-Pac-12 honors...was the team co-MVP and recipient of the Mary Murphy Crawley Scoring Award...was second in the nation in short game percentage (66.5 percent)...shot a hole-in-one in the second round of the season-opening tournament, the Ptarmigan ram Classic in Colorado, acing the par-three 11th...was the individual medalist at the Juli Inkster after a late surge put her past teammate Daniela Holmqvist for a one-stroke victory...had a top-five finish in the fall at the Edean Ehlanfeldt, finishing in fifth at +6...tied for sixth at the Anuenue Spring Break Classic in Maui at six-over...finished fourth at the Pac-12 Championships with a pair of one-under 71's in the second and third round...had the birdie on 18 in the final round that gave Cal a one-stroke lead and ultimately earned the team the Pac-12 title...finished the NCAA Regional with a one-under 71 in the final round, helping to keep the Bears temporarily in the hunt for the eighth and final qualifying slot.
As a JUNIOR in 2010-11, was a second team NGCA All-American and a second team All-Pac-10 selection...her 72.94 scoring average was the lowest single-season scoring average in the history of the program, and was also a junior class record... had only three rounds over par in the fall season...shot a school record 65 (-6) in the opening round of the SEC/Pac-10 Challenge at Stanford Golf Course...had two top-10 finishes in her three fall tournaments played, finishing sixth at the Edean Ihlanfeldt and fifth at the SEC/Pac-10 Challenge...added five more top-10 finishes in the spring, including finishing in the top-10 in her first three tournaments...finished second at the Wildcat Invitational and the Juli Inkster...finished in a tie for eighth at the NCAA Championships, shooting a three-under 69 in the final round...had eight rounds under par, including four in the 60's, and seven rounds of par on the season...ended the fall ranked No. 16 by Golfweek, her career-best ranking, and finished the season ranked No. 18.
During the SUMMER OF 2010, qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur with her third place finish at the qualifier at Brookside Country Club in Stockton...was two strokes away from making the cut and advancing to match play at the U.S. Women's Amateur at Charlotte Country Club in Charlotte, N.C.
As a Redshirt SOPHOMORE in 2009-10, was named the Bear's MVP after leading the squad with a 73.6 stroke average...tied the Cal record for low round (five-under, 67) in the opening round of the Pac-10 Championships...honorable mention NGCA All-American...All-Pac-10 Second Team selection...was Cal's top finisher in six of 11 tournaments during the season...posted four top-10 finishes, six rounds under par, and one round at even par...did not finish out of the top-25 among individuals in a regular season tournament...finished the season ranked No. 26 among individuals in the Golfweek rankings...ranked as high as No. 23 during the season (4/4/10)...finished in a tie for fourth at the Edean Ihlanfeldt with a seven-over 223...followed up a one-under 70 in the second round of the Stanford Intercollegiate with a three-under 68, finishing the tournament at one-over, tied for 13th place...shot a one-under 71 in the second round of the Turtle Bay Intercollegiate...closed out the Peg Barnard Invitational with a one-under 70 in the final round, tying her for medalist honors with a +2 overall...finished in fourth place at the Juli Inkster with a final round even-par 72 (+5, 221 overall)...opened the PING/ASU invitational with a two-under 70, finishing in a tie for 22nd at one-over for the tournament...opened the Pac-10 Championships with a five-under 67, tying the Cal record for the lowest score in a single round...finished the Pac-10 Championships in a tie for eighth place at four-over (220).
As a SOPHOMORE in 2008-09, sat out the season after transferring from USC as a redshirt...came within a stroke of qualifying for the 2009 US Open, shooting a +7 (76-75) at the par-72 Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, Calif. at an Open sectional qualifier...as a FRESHMAN at USC... played 17 rounds in six tournaments with a stroke average of 74.53 and a national ranking of 50...best finish was a tie for third place at the Kent Youel Invitational with a score of 218...lowest round was a 70 at the Wildcat Invitational....tied for 11th (218) at the PING/ASU Invitational while playing as an individual in the spring... honorable mention All-Pac-10.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended High School at Carlmont High in San Carlos, Calif... In the summer of 2007, competed as an amateur at the 2007 U.S. Women's Open, but did not make the cut with her first round a 3-over 75, qualifying for it by posting a 151 at Lake Merced C.C. in Daly City, Calif...represented the West at the Canon Cup and competed in the U.S. Women's Amateur...as a h.s. senior, competed in the 2006 U.S. Women's Open and after graduating she played in the 2007 U.S. Women's Open...during her high school career, she competed in the U.S. Women's Amateur Championships five straight years (2003-07) and in the U.S. Girls' Junior Championships four straight years (2003-06)... was the leader in the clubhouse after the first stroke play round at the 2006 U.S. Girls', firing a 3-under 69 in a field of 156 players and was a semi-finalist the previous year...won the 2006 AJGA Fidelity Investments Junior Open at Ruby Hill and has been a consistent top finisher in her 10 2006 AJGA events, earning Rolex Junior All-American honorable mention recognition...broke the course record at Malvern C.C. in Pennsylvania, firing a 67 during her second round of the AJGA McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls' Championship...2005 NCGA Junior Girls' and the 2004 California State High School Girls' Champion and she won the Girls' High School Central Coast Sectionals three years in a row (2003-2005)...recipient of the High School Sports Focus "Driven to make a difference" award...2005 and 2006 Carlmont High Female Athlete of the Year, 2005 JGANC Player of the Year and three-time San Jose Mercury News Golfer of the Year.
PERSONAL: Lee was born on April 29, 1989 ... She is the daughter of Sung J. Lee and Boo Y. Lee...Interdisciplinary Studies major.