5’4”...Started playing golf at the age of 9...Credits her parents, family, Pia Nilsson, Lynn Marriott, Ville Kalliala and husband Roope Kakko as the individuals most influencing her career...Hobbies include music, movies and spending time with friends and family…Qualified for the Tour on her second attempt.
In 2011, best finish was a tie for 32nd at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G.
In 2009, best finish was a tie for 26th at the LPGA Corning Classic, where she carded a season-low 65 in the opening round.
In 2008, recorded a career-best third-place finish at the Safeway International Presented by Coca-Cola; also tied for fifth at the Fields Open in Hawaii and tied for eighth at the Ginn OPEN.
In 2007, best finish was a tie for 13th at the CN Canadian Women’s Open.
In 2006, recorded a season-best finish at the Frankin American Mortgage Championship benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, where she tied for 24th.
In 2005, played on the Ladies European Tour (LET), where she posted 11 top-20 finishes, including back-to-back runner-up finishes at the Ladies English Open and the OTP Bank Ladies Central European Open; tied for 34th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn non-exempt status for the 2006 LPGA season.
In 2004, won the Ladies Central European Open on the LET and recorded seven additional top-20 finishes to earn the LET Ryder Cup Wales Rookie of the Year award; set an LPGA record for the lowest round in a major championship, carding a 62 during the third round of the Weetabix Women’s British Open, where she tied for eighth (was a non-member at the time, and the record was tied by Lorena Ochoa at the 2006 Kraft Nabisco Championship); also competed on the Nedbank Women’s Golf Tour in South Africa, where she won the Pam Golding Ladies International and the Telcom Women’s Classic.
In 2003, turned professional in October.
Blomqvist was a two-time member of the European PING Junior Solheim Cup Team in 2002 and 2003. She was a member of the Finnish National Ladies Team from 2001-03. Blomqvist won two events as an amateur on the Telia Tour, including the 2002 Sparbanken Open and the 2003 CA Ladies Trophy. She was named the 2003 Telia Tour Player of the Year.