UNM 17 shots behind first-place Fresno State
Lone Lobo senior thinks an exceptional effort could produce a Mountain West title
Junior ties for best finish as a Lobo
Lobo junior ties career-low round of 69
Golfers in Fresno Monday and Tuesday
Two-year letterwinner who has made solid improvement...emphasis has been on her swing mechanics and the mental part of the game...name is pronounced so-FEE-uh HOE-glund...Kokkola is 300 miles north of Helsinki...two-time Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete Award honoree...has a 3.91 cumulative GPA, majoring in Chemistry...a member of the European Junior Girls national team for Finland.
SOPHOMORE (2011-12): A 77.56 stroke average playing in all 32 rounds...a rough spring after a superb fall campaign...stroke average of 79.40 in seven spring tournaments/20 rounds after a team-best and somewhat shocking 74.50 scoring average in four fall outings/12 rounds...shocking in that her fall average was a staggering 7.21-shot improvement from her freshman number of 81.71...a sterling 72.75 scoring average in her first two rounds in the fall, but 78.00 in the final round...fall season was highlighted by a 1st place finish at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational in Albuquerque when she won with a 3-under 216 (71-68-77)...playing as an individual, Hoglund drained a breaking downhill 35-footer for birdie on the par-3 7th to seal her first collegiate victory...it was her lone birdie in a round of 77 (4-over), but enough to edge Baylor's Hayley Davis by a shot...Hoglund became the sixth Lobo to take home the title...tied for 10th (5-over 221, 70-73-78) at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.
FRESHMAN (2010-11): An 81.71 scoring average playing in five tournaments and 14 rounds...low 18 was a 75 in the first round of the Las Vegas Showdown...that was also her best tournament at 235.
BEFORE UNM: Spent her final two years (2009-10) of high school at the Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee...played for coach Gary Partrick...two-time region champ and Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association state champion in 2008...was part of two state championship teams for the Red Raiders.
PERSONAL: Born May 23, 1991, in Kokkola, Finland...daughter of Kenneth and Teresia Hoglund...full name is Sofia Alexandra Hoglund...has a younger brother, Lucas.