Sofie Andersson
Sofie Andersson

Player Profile

Angelholm, Sweden

High School:

Last College:
Mississippi State



CAL: Andersson transferred to Cal after playing her freshman season (2002-03) at Mississippi State...has developed into one of Cal's all-time best golfers, earning 2004 and 2005 honorable mention All-America recognition, becoming the first Golden Bear to earn two All-America accolades...her career scoring average of 74.5 is on track to better the current school record of 75.1...enters the spring of 2005 ranked No. 27 nationally by Golfweek...has twice been ranked as high as No. the fall of 2005 as a SENIOR, posted a 73.8 average, which equals Sarah Huarte's school season record set in 2003-04...posted four top 20 results, including tying for third at the Kent Youel Invitational (+7, 223) and tying for sixth at the Dick McGuire Invitational (-2, 217)...led the Bears at the McGuire Invitational, the Stanford Intercollegiate (T16th) and at the Kent Youel a JUNIOR in 2004-05, paced Cal with a 74.0 stroke average, which was the best mark ever by a Bear junior...selected all-region and second-team All-Pac-10...chosen team MVP and co-recipient of the Founders Award...tallied five top-10 showings, including her first collegiate victory at the Spartan the win, set Cal records for 36 (-7, 135) and 54 holes (-7, 206) in relation to par and equaled her career record for a sub-par round (-4, 67)...led Cal in four other tournaments (NCAA Fall Preview, Las Vegas Founders Showdown, Lady Puerto Rico Classic and Duck Invitational) a SOPHOMORE in 2003-04, posted a stroke average of 75.00 to rank third on the team, just behind Sophia Sheridan (74.97)...entered her first NCAA Championships ranked No. 56 and ended up tying for sixth (287 - 75-68-71-73) for her best finish in a Cal uniform at that point...her second-round score of 68 at NCAAs equals her career-best sub par round (-4) in the spring with Sheridan...paced the Bears at the Pac-10 Championships with a ninth-place showing (+11, 227)...earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors...tied for 11th at the NCAA West Regional with a then-54-hole career best of +4, 220...recorded six top-20 results...finished 20th at the Topy Cup to start the season and followed that up with a tie for seventh (+7, 223) at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, where she carded a then-collegiate-low round (-3, 69)...tallied a then-career-best -3, 141 through 36 holes at the Spartan Invitational.

Mississippi State: As a FRESHMAN in 2002-03, helped the Bulldogs to a 12th-place showing at the NCAA East Regional...selected second-team All-SEC...placed in the top 20 in eight of 10 tournaments and in the top 10 four times...her best performances were fourth at both the SEC Championships (222) and the Landfall Traditions (221)...season bests were 70 for 18 holes, 144 for 36 holes and 221 for 54 holes...ended the season ranked No. 72 nationally by Golfweek.

INTERNATIONAL: Member of Sweden's national team since 1999...led the squad to a silver and bronze medal at the 2001 and 2002 European Team Championships, respectively....over the summer of 2004, advanced to the quarterfinals of the British Amateur...helped Sweden advance to the second round of the 2004 European Team Championships and win its first World Amateur Team title in Puerto Rico in 2004 by tying for 31st (299--77-71-72-79) 2005, propelled her country to a fourth-place finish at the European Team Championships...set a course record of 66 at the 2005 Swedish Team Championships and took fifth at the European Individual in Portugal (75-72-73-70).

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Abyskolan High School in Klippan, Sweden.

PERSONAL: Born June 6, 1983, in Hoja, Sweden...parents are Per and Britt Andersson...has an older brother, Patrik, who attends Technical University in Lund, Sweden...speaks fluent Swedish, German and English...political economies of industrial societies (PEIS) major at Cal.

"I love the match of a great university and interesting surroundings."

Year	Rds	Str	Avg	Low 18	Low 36	Low 54
2002-03*	28	2096	74.9	NA, 70	NA, 144	NA, 221
2003-04	30	2250	75.0	-4, 68	-3, 141	-2, 214
2004-05	31	2293	74.0	-4, 67	-7, 135	-7, 206
Fall 2005	12	886	73.8	-4, 69	+2, 146	-2, 217
TOTAL	101	7525	74.5	-4	-7, 135	-7, 206
*at Mississippi State
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