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W7: Minea Blomqvist

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Continuing our series on the Wilhelmina 7: Minea Blomqvist. Did you know that Minni shares the record for lowest round ever posted in a major championship (men's or women's)? And that she posted that score first? Yep, Blomqvist shot a 62 in the 2004 Women's British Open, a record later tied by Lorena Ochoa, and a score not yet posted by anyone in any of the men's majors.

Blomqvist, who is Finnish, was once asked in a "Quick 18" interview on LPGA.com:

3. Is there anything you won't eat?
Oh, I eat everything, but there is one food that doesn't go down "makasalaatikko". I don't know what that is in English.

We don't know what that is in English either. And from the sound of things, we don't want to know.

Minni turned pro in 2003 and had two strong seasons on the Ladies European Tour (rookie of the year, 2004; second on money list, 2005) before earning LPGA status in 2006. She has five international victories, but hasn't won yet in the U.S. She's off to a strong start in 2008, however, with three Top 10s, including a third and a fifth, and as of this writing is 22nd on the money list (through the Ginn Tribute).



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