Learn more about media darling Minea Blomqvist

Media darling: Minea Blomqvist had the interview room cracking up with laughter following her second straight round of 3-under 69 at the Wegmans LPGA Championship. Blomqvist, who became a first-time mom in March 2010 when she gave birth to son, Elmo, endeared the media contingent with her honesty and humor in describing the origin of her son’s name. She also explained the decision to make his middle name Aku, which is Finnish for Donald Duck, and how it was a perfect fit since he was born on the cartoon character’s birthday.

“In Finland we have a sport book that's called Elmo,” Blomqvist said. “He’s a sport person. He wins everything. Even in hundred meters he falls, but he still wins. It's kind of like a magical book when you are a big sport hero. My boyfriend loves sport, and we follow ice hockey, so we thought that's a great name for my son.  But I told my American caddy that we are going to put the name Elmo. No, you can't, that's kind of a funny name here. So I didn't even know that it is here. When I found out, I've been buying all Elmoes. I spent thousands of Euros to buy all the Elmo stuff.”

Blomqvist, who is tied with Morgan Pressel and Hee Young Park for third place at 6-under-par, tallied four birdies and one bogey en route to her round of 69 on Friday. Her career-best finish is a T3 at the 2008 Safeway International presented by Coca-Cola.

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