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California Golden Bears in the Pros
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  12/09/2010

BEARS IN THE PROS

Sofie Andersson (2004-06) became Cal's first three-time All-American during her sophomore through senior seasons. Andersson recorded the second-best season stroke average in Cal history at 73.83 as a senior in 2005-06, just behind Sarah Huarte's record of 73.82. The product of Angelholm, Sweden, garnered three All-Pac-10 selections and also was named second team All-SEC as a freshman at Mississippi State.

Anderson competed on the Futures Tour and won her first pro tournament at the Aurora Health Care Championship June 3, 2007.

Sofie Andersson
"The University of California provided me with a competitive and challenging environment in all aspects of my life as a student athlete. The guidance from the coaching staff, trainers, and professors as well as the experience gained while at Cal has given me a solid foundation facing my future as a professional golfer competing at the highest level." - Sofie Andersson

Vikki Laing (2000-04) secured the 2003 Pac-10 individual title by one stroke, becoming the first women's golfer to win a conference crown. Her outstanding play propelled the Bears to their first-ever Pac-10 team titel in 2003. The native of Musselburgh, Scotland, came to Berkeley after gaining valuable experience on the Scottish National Team. Laing earned second team All-American recognition as a senior and a a first team All-Pac-10 choice in 2002 and 2003.

Laing was the first Cal women's golfer to earn her LPGA card. She competed on the Futures' Tour and clamied her first porfessional win at the Gettysburg Championship Aug. 27, 2007. She has spent the past two seasons on the European Ladies Tour, scoring two second place finishes in 2010 (the Finnair Masters and the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open).

Vikki Laing "I feel Cal ws instrumental at teaching me how to organize the events in my life so that I can now maxmize my golf practice and fitness arenas. It really is a great place to learn and has a top class coaching staff. Thank you." - Vikki Laing

Sophia Sheridan (2003-06) teamed with Sofie Andersson to lead Cal to three consecutive top-five NCAA finishes from 2004-06. A native of Guadalajara, Mexico, Sheridan is a two-time honorable mention All-American, a two-time All-Region recipient and a four-time All-Pac-10 choice.

The 2005 NCAA West Regional individual champion plays on the LPGA and Futures tours and competed in both the 2006 and 2010 U.S. Open.

Sophia Sheridan " Every time I think about Cal, I get a smile on my face! I met so many good freinds and learned so many things, but one thing I always remember, from my years at Cal golf, is to always take on a challenge because challenges make me a better and stronger person." - Sophia Sheridan

 

 


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