California Golden Bears in the Pros

California Golden Bears in the Pros
By Cal Athletics on Thu, December 09, 2010

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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

Emily Childs won more individual medalist honors (4) than any other player in program history (at the time of her graduation). She was the first player in program history to win three tournaments in a single season (2010-11) and the first to win back-to-back tournaments (Peg Barnard and Juli Inkster, 2010-11). She finished her career with a 75.28 career scoring average with eight top-10 finishes, has nine under-par rounds and five under-70.

Childs qualified for the U.S. Women's Open in 2013 and played in the Canadian Women's Open in the same year. She is currently on the Symetra Tour.

Emily Childs "It's been a goal I've worked for. In the beginning of the year I set up goals I want, and this is a big one. It is every golfer's dream to play in the U.S. Women's Open. I'm just very excited that I qualified."" - Emily Childs on qualifying for the U.S. Open

Daniela Holmqvistwas an All-American for the Cal program and helped lead the Bears to the 2012 Pac-12 Team Championship. She was the first Golden Bear to earn Pac-12 Player of the Month honors (March 2012), was an All-Pac-12 eam selection and finished her Cal career with a 74.44 scoring average.

Holmqvist earned her LPGA Membership after placing 44th overall at the final qualifying school tournament with a 90-hole score of 75-72-68-72-73=360 (E).

Daniela Holmqvist Holmqvist is also well-known as being the golfer who was bitten by a black widow spider and continued to play her full round at the LGPA Tour's Women's Australian Open in February 2013. - Story: Spider Bite Doesn't Stop Golfer

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. In 2014, she is on the Symetra Tour.

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

Anna Temple was a member of the European Ladies Tour, playing in 31 events during three seasons on the tour. Her best finish came in 2007 when she finished 19th at the Nykredit Masters (Helsingor, Denmark). Temple played in three of the four events of the 2008 Ladies African Tour. She tied for first at the WPGA Masters (Johannesburg, South Africa), falling in a playoff. She finished the 2008 season ninth on the Order of Merit for the Ladies African Tour.

Temple originally turned pro in 2005, playing the 2005 and 2006 seasons on the Durmaed Futures Tour, with her best finish coming in 2006 when she tied for 35th at the Louisiana Futures Classic.

Anna Temple Anna Temple spent three years as an assistant coach at California and has been the head coach of the UC Davis women's golf program since the 2012-13 season.




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