Daniela Holmqvist Tied for Fifth After First Round at Ganton

June 22, 2010

YORKSHIRE, England -

California Golden Bear sophomore Daniela Holmqvist shot an opening round 73 to tie for fifth place after the first 18 holes of the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship Qualifying at Ganton Golf Club in Yorkshire, England. Holmqvist, a native of Sweeden, was three shots behind Italy's Giulia Molinaro at the end of the first round. Holmqvist birdied three par-five's, carding four's on the sixth, ninth, and fifteenth holes.

Cal teammates Pia Halbig and Roseanne Niven were also in the field. Halbig, a native of Germany, was tied for 49th at +5. Halbig, like Holmqvist, scored a birdie-four on the par-five ninth hole. Niven, a native of Scotland who finished her Cal career in the spring of 2010, posted a 91. She had a birdie on the par-4 12th hole.

The British Open Amateur Championship Qualifying concludes on Wednesday, June 23.

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