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    Golda Johansson     
     
      Golda Johansson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lund, Sweden

High School:
Klippans Gymnasieskola

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:
03/07/1983

JOHANSSON'S PROFILE

AT TENNESSEE:
2004-05: Had her finest year at Rocky Top, playing in every event for the Big Orange, finishing with a scoring average of 75.47...Season-long effort improved career mark to 76.82...That figure is the 10th-lowest by an orange-clad golfer in the history of the program...Claimed a career-best second-place finish at the Bryan National with a collegiate-low score of 218...Performance helped UT snare second place and netted Johansson Southeastern Conference Player of the Week accolades...That effort followed up an outstanding showing at the Liz Murphey Collegiate, where the Lund, Sweden, native had picked up her first top-10 finish, tying for 10th with a tally of 224...Began the year with a bang, establishing a then-career-low score of 219 at the Cougar Classic en route to finishing tied in 11th...Turned in her then second-lowest three-day total (220) at the NCAA Fall Preview...Wrapped up the tournament in a tie for 28th...Carded a 70 during Tennessee's record-setting closing round of the NCAA Championships in helping the Orange and White surge to a sixth-place tie...Overall finished with the 10th-lowest sum in school history at the tournament (300) and tied for 45th...Proved her mental toughness at the SEC championships by overcoming a first-round score of 79 with tallies of 76 and 75 to end the event...On the final day, Johansson had a front nine of 40 before focusing down the stretch to make par for eight straight holes and a birdie to tie for 22nd with a tournament total of 230...Fired an even-par 72 on the final day of the NCAA West Regional to help the Lady Vols earn a share of the title and qualify for their second consecutive NCAA Championships...Concluded the tournament with a score of 228 and in a tie for 35th... Started off the spring with a solid performance of 227 to end up tied for 31st at the Arizona Wildcat...Fired a 69 during the second round of the tournament to establish a personal best for 18 holes...Fought through high winds at the UNLV Invite to tie for 52nd with a score of 243...Overcame a first-round 81 at the Mercedes-Benz Women's Collegiate Championships, shooting back-to-back rounds of 75 to finish in a tie for 43rd place with a final score of 231...Carded a total of 226, good for a 28th-place tie at the Landfall Tradition...Went 2-1 at the Hooter's Match Play Championships.

2003-04: Solidified Tennessee's bid to the NCAA Championship with a 226 (74-74-78) at the NCAA East Regional to tie for 20th place...Provided solid play at the 2004 SEC Championships with a 14th-place-tying 222 (77-74-71) to bolster teammates Violeta Retamoza and Jessica Shepley...Had her best tournament in a year with a 28th-place-tying 224 (76-75-73) at the Liz Murphey Collegiate...Shot career-best-tying two-under 70 in the final round of the NCAA Championship, in which she tied for 88th with a 307 (79-77-81-70)...Played solid golf with a 30th-place-tying 228 (75-80-73) at the Bryan National...Finished 51st with a 237 (87-75-75) at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational...Turned in a 231 (75-80-76) to tie for 45th at the Mercedes-Benz...Playing as an individual, she shot a 239 (77-79-83) to tie for 50th place at the SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational...Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...

2002-03: Recorded a 248 to finish 88th at the NCAA Central Regional...Registered a 255 to tie for 54th at the SEC Championships...Carded a 235 to tie for 30th place at the Lady Boilermaker...Tied for 77th place with a 162 at the Bryan National Collegiate...Posted a 69th-place-tying 241 at the Lady Gator Invitational...Carded a 226 to capture 24th place at the Arizona Wildcat...Fired a 35th-place-tying two-round 157 in a rain-soaked Regional Challenge...Registered career-best round and three-day total at the Auburn Tiger Derby as the freshman carded a two-under 70 in her first round and recorded a 54-hole 223...Fired a then career-best 74 during the opening round of a three-day 229 at the Mercedes-Benz...Recorded a 54-hole 226 to tie for 13th at the Mason Rudolph...Carded an 11-over 155 to place 20th in her initial collegiate tourney...Currently holds a 78.57 career shot average, which ranks 14th in UT history.

AMATEUR:
Participated in the two Mercedes-Benz Women's Collegiate Championships as a member of the Swedish Junior National Team...Tied for 12th with a 228 in 1999 and 37th with a 236 in 2000...Led her team to the 2000 Girls' European Championship crown in Stockholm, Sweden...Fired a 4-under 68 to capture the 1999 Electrolux Cup Swedish final title...Garnered runner-up status in the 2001 Swedish Championships in match play for professionals...Her team notched a second-place finish in the 2001 European Championships in Oporto, Portugal...Came in second in 2000 at the Swedish National Girls' Under-21 match play tourney...Placed third in the 1999 Teentour Finale match play invitational...Member of the Swedish National Team since 1999...Shot a 3-under 67 at the Stockholm Golf Course...Fired a personal-best-tying 4-under par in the British Girls' Championship in 2002...Her team finished third in the European Junior Championships and Telia Tour in Gothenburg in 2002...Golda also won the qualifier for the Canon Junior Masters Invitational.

PERSONAL:
Majoring in communication studies and has a minor in political science...Has six siblings: Helena, 43; Ruffa, 41; Dick, 37; Sofia, 33; Johan, 31, and Kim, 27...Golf ambition is to become the top-ranked player in the world while playing on the LPGA Tour...Lists her father as her biggest sports influence because he has been by her side every step of the way...Attended the same school as former Lady Vol golfer Jessica Lindbergh...Daughter of Rune and Gilda Johansson...Born Golda Petra Gilda Johansson on March 7, 1983, in Visby, Sweden.

JOHANSSON'S SCORECARD

YEARRNDSSTKSAVGLOW
2002-0330235778.5770
2003-0425191476.5670
2004-0534256675.4769
TOTALS89683776.8269

2004-05
Cougar Classict11th76-71-72=219
Fall Previewt28th73-74-73=220
Mercedes-Benzt43rd81-75-75=231
Landfall Traditiont28th72-78-76=226
Arizona Wildcatt31st79-69-79=227
UNLV Invitet52nd82-84-77=243
Liz Murpheyt10th75-78-71=224
Bryan National2nd 74-71-73=218
SEC Championshipst23rd79-76-75=230
NCAA West Regionalt35th77-79-72=228
NCAA Championshipst45th79-76-75-70=300
Low Round69(2- Arizona Wildcat)
Low Total218(Bryan National)
2003-04
NCAA Fall PreviewDNP
Lady Tar Heel InvitationalDNP
Mercedes-Benzt45th75-80-76=231
Las VegasDNP
Arizona Wildcat51st87-75-75=237
Lady Gator50th77-79-83=239
Liz Murpheyt28th76-75-73=224
Bryan Nationalt30th75-80-73=228
SEC Championshipst14th77-74-71=222
NCAA East Regionalt20th74-74-74=226
NCAA Championshipst88th79-77-81-70=307
Low Round71(3 - SEC Championships)
Low Total222(SEC Championships)
2002-03
Lady Kat Invitationalt20th75-80=155
Mason Rudolpht13th75-76-75=226
Mercedes-Benzt13th74-79-76=229
Auburn Tiger Derbyt15th70-73-80=223
Regional Challenget35th79-78=157
Arizona Wildcat24th74-76-76=226
Lady Gatort69th79-82-80=241
Bryan Nationalt77th83-79=162
Lady Boilermakert30th77-78-80=235
SEC Championshipst54th84-88-83=255
NCAA Central Regional88th83-78-87=248
Low Round70(1 - Auburn Tiger Derby)
Low Total223(Auburn Tiger Derby)

NOTEBOOK

Started playing golf at age: Six
Favorite course to play: Playa Grande in the Dominican Republic
Favorite club in bag: Wedges
Most memorable moment at UT: When we won the tournament in Auburn my freshman year. That was awesome, we all knew what we wanted, and we made sure we got it.
I'd like to play a round with: Lisolette Neuman
Word that describes my game: Exciting
Favorite movie: Million Dollar Baby
Dream course to play at: St. Andrews
Most memorable shot: When I made the putt to win the junior team girls European Championships
Nobody knows: How many times I have moved in my life
Favorite class at UT: American history
Person in history you'd like to meet: Golda Meir Favorite sport besides golf: Tennis

COLLEGIATE QUICK FACTS

Rounds: 89
Strokes: 6,837
Average: 76.82
Rounds of Par or Under: 11
Low Round: 69; 2005 Arizona Wildcat y
Low Tournament (54 holes): 218; 2005 Bryan National
Top-10 Finishes: Two
Best Finish: : 2nd; 2005 Bryan National

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