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6’…Started playing golf at the age of 13...Credits her family and Swedish national coaches Katarina Vangdal and Maria Bertilsk”ld as the individuals most influencing her career...Enjoys following all kinds of sports...Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt…Has her own Web site, www.annanordqvist.se.
2012 in a Nutshell
- 28 events, 26 cuts made, $688,703 (19), 11 top-10 finishes
- Ranked fourth on Tour in birdies
- Crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings after a T31 finish at the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic
Nordqvist had a successful amateur career in Europe and the United States. She was named Swedish Junior Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005. In 2005, she won the Girls’ British Open Amateur Championship, was runner-up at the French Junior Championship and earned the bronze medal at the European Championship. She was also named 2005 Swedish Amateur of the Year. In 2006, Nordqvist was the runner-up at the British Amateur Championship and won the European Team Amateur. At Arizona State University, she was named 2007 National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Freshman of the Year and also earned back-toback NGCA First-Team All-American and Academic All-American honors in 2007-08. Nordqvist was the 2007 Pacific Athletic Conference (Pac-10) Player of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and co-champion. In 2008, she was named to the Pac-10 First Team and All-Academic Second Team. She was a co-medalist at the 2008 PING/ASU Invitational and tied for fifth at the 2008 NCAA Championships. Nordqvist won the 2008 Ladies British Open Amateur and represented Sweden at the World Amateur Team Championships, which they won. She made the cut at both the 2007 and 2008 RICOH Women’s British Open and earned low amateur honors in 2008.