Golden Bear Women's Golf Signs a Pair of Champions to NLI's

Nov. 24, 2009


The California Golden Bears women's golf team added depth to their already talented roster with a pair of signings to National Letters of Intent. Daniela Holmqvist of Sweden and Germany's Nicola Rossler will be coming to Cal, with Holmqvist set to play for the Bears this coming spring.

Head coach Nancy McDaniel announced the signing of the two accomplished international players. Daniela Holmqvist, from Lindingo, Sweden, will be transferring to Cal from Tulane University in New Orleans. As a freshman at Tulane, Holmqvist was the individual medalist at the Conference USA Championships, also helping to lead her Green Wave team to the team championship. Holmqvist was also named the C-USA and Louisiana Freshman of the Year and a member of the C-USA first team. The Green Wave finished fifth at the NCAA East Regional last season, advancing to the NCAA National Championships.

Over the summer, Holmvquist posted a victory at the Swedish Mini Tour professional event in Valkommen till Stockholm, Sweden. Holmqvist rose to the top of the field and closing with a 5-under par 139 during the two-round event.

Holmqvist 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. She topped 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 and last year's winner Sanna Johansson. Her three day scores were 72-69-72.

Rossler will be joining the team as a freshman for the 2010-11 season. Rossler qualified as an amateur to compete in the 2009 Ladies German Open. Rossler was ranked No. 16 for the Ladies European Amateur Rankings at the end of the 2009 season (with Cal teammate Pia Halbig coming in at No. 14). Rossler and Halbig played together on the upstart German squad that won the 2009 European Amateur Team Chmapionship. In 2007, as a sixteen-year old, she was a member of the victorious European Team at the PING Junior Solheim Cup, going 3-0-0 in her matches. Rossler has had a succesful European amateur career, including a fourth-place finish in 2008 at the German Boys and Girls Open and a second place finish at the 2007 Spanish International Amateur Championship.

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