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Blomqvist-Kakko, Minea (FIN)
Ladies European Tour Player Profile
Surname Blomqvist
First Name(s) Minea Cecilia
Date of Birth 12th March 1985
Place of Birth Espoo, Finland
Nationality Finland
Residence Finland
Interests Music, Movies, Reading
Date turned Pro. 25th October 2003
Exemption Status 05 - Top 80 from Exemption Rankings
Sponsor Finnair,Veikkaus

Ladies European Tour Season Stats and Results
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Ladies European Tour Career Summary
Statistics
Career Earnings (Euro) 477,607.03
Tournaments Played 90
Tournaments Won 2
Top Ten Finishes 17
Lowest Round 62 (2 times)
Order of Merit Record
SeasonPos.EuroPlayed
2004 6 92,478.11 12
2005 17 101,218.18 17
2006 139 4,178.80 3
2007 56 35,491.69 7
2008 33 71,386.71 6
2009 69 22,541.00 7
2010 147 2,840.00 2
2011 25 83,386.50  
2012 89 22,448.78  
2013 46 48,287.98 15

Biography Blomqvist-Kakko, Minea (FIN)

PROFESSIONAL

  • In 2012, Minea played in 9 events and finished 89th on the ISPS Handa Order of Merit. Her best finish was T6th at the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open.
  • In 2011, Minea played in 13 tournaments on the LET and recorded three top-10 finishes, including 2nd place at the UniCredit Ladies German Open, 3rd at the Lacoste Ladies Open de France and a tie for 5th at the Sanya Ladies Open in China. She finished 25th on the season-ending Money List with earnings of €83,386.50.
  • In 2010, played in two LET events with a season best tie for 18th at the Finnair Masters.
  • In 2009, Minea played in seven events on the LET with a season best tie for 3rd at the Finnair Masters in Finland.
  • In 2008, won the Finnair Masters at Helsinki Golf Club on home soil in Finland after a sensational final day battle with Ursula Wikstrom, her compatriot and friend.
  • In 2005, represented Finland alongside Riikka Hakkarainen in the inaugural Women’s World Cup of Golf at Fancourt H&CC in South Africa in February. The same year, she recorded two runner-up finishes, at the OTP Bank Central European Open in Hungary and the Ladies English Open at Chart Hills.
  • In 2004, turned professional and won twice on the Nedbank Women’s Golf Tour in South Africa early in the season at the Pam Golding Ladies International and the Telcom Women’s Classic. First professional appearance on the LET was a tie for 4th at the Tenerife Ladies Open. Won OTP Bank Central European Open in Hungary which included a Tour record 62 in round one, also becoming the third youngest winner of an LET event at 19-years and 128 days old. Carded a world record ten under par 62 at Sunningdale during the third round of the Weetabix Women’s British Open becoming the first player, male or female to shoot ten under par in a major championship. Also played her hero Annika Sörenstam in an exhibition skins match at her home club in Finland prior to the 2004 HP Open. This time, Annika said: ‘The old girl won!’

AMATEUR

Won three points for Europe in two PING Junior Solheim Cup appearances. Won two times on the Telia Tour at the 2002 Sparbanken Open as a 17-year-old amateur and in the 2003 CA Ladies Trophy. Was awarded Telia Tour Player of the Year in 2003. Two-time PING Junior Solheim Cup player in 2002 and 2003. Vagliano Trophy player in 2003. 5th European amateur championship 2003. Turned professional late in 2003 with a handicap of +2.7. Winner of Finnish Amateur ranking in 2002. Finnish National Ladies Team member from 2001-2003.

PERSONAL

164cm tall with blonde hair and blue eyes. Known on Tour as ‘Minni’. Credits Pia Nilson, Lynn Marriot, Ville Kalliala, Carin Koch and Annika Sörenstam as individuals who influenced her career. Lists movies, reading and music among her hobbies. First child, a son, named Elmeri Mikael Kakko born 31st March 2010. Attached to Kullo GC. Married professional golfer Roope Kakko on New Year’s Eve 2011 and changed her family name to Blomqvist-Kakko from 2012. Twitter:

LET Tournament Victories

(2) 2004 OTP Bank Central European Open, 2008 Finnair Masters

Other Victories

(5) Telia Tour - 2002 Sparbanken Open, 2003 CA Ladies Trophy. 2004 Nedbank Women’s Golf Tour – Pam Golding Ladies International, Telcom Women’s Classic. 2004 Telia Tour Öijared Ladies Open.

 


Ladies European Tour Career Highlights
SeasonTournamentPos.ScoreParEuro
2003 Qualifying School for 2004 S1 2= 143 -1 0.00
2004 Tenerife Ladies Open 4 284 -4 11,880.00
2004 Ladies English Open 7 206 -10 5,371.89
2004 Ladies Central European Open 1 199 -14 24,750.00
2004 Weetabix Women's British Open 8= 278 -10 41,542.50
2005 ANZ Ladies Masters 11= 280 -8 7,630.26
2005 BMW Ladies Italian Open 10= 279 -9 5,377.50
2005 Ladies English Open 2 205 -11 16,747.50
2005 OTP Bank Ladies Ctrl Euro Open 2= 203 -10 12,402.50
2005 Scandinavian TPC 11 295 +7 9,200.00
2005 Nykredit Masters 4 277 -11 10,800.00
2005 Volvo Cross Country Challenge 8 73 Par 3,750.00
2006 Women's World Cup of Golf 8= 292 +4 23,375.00
2007 MFS Women's Australian Open 3= 286 -2 20,049.51
2008 Scandinavian TPC 2= 208 -8 13,395.00
2008 Finnair Masters 1 202 -11 30,000.00
2009 Finnair Masters 3= 206 -7 10,070.00
2009 Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open 11= 218 +2 3,355.00
2011 UniCredit Ladies German Open 2 271 -17 35,525.00
2011 Lacoste Ladies Open de France 3 275 -13 17,500.00
2011 Sanya Ladies Open 5= 210 -6 6,620.00

Ladies European Tour 2010 Season
DateTournamentPos.ScoreParEuro
27-08-10 Finnair Masters 18= 213 Par 2,840.00

Ladies European Tour 2011 Season
DateTournamentPos.ScoreParEuro
03-02-11 ISPS HANDA Australian Open 125= 156 +10 0.00
10-02-11 ANZ RACV Ladies Masters 131= 150 +6 0.00
13-05-11 Portugal Ladies Open 55= 145 +1 0.00
19-05-11 UniCredit Ladies German Open 2 271 -17 35,525.00
16-06-11 DeutscheBank Ladies Swiss Open 12= 209 -7 7,682.50
30-06-11 Finnair Masters 50= 219 +6 1,044.00
28-07-11 Ricoh Women's British Open 109= 149 +5 0.00
05-08-11 Ladies Irish Open 33= 217 +1 3,300.00
29-09-11 Lacoste Ladies Open de France 3 275 -13 17,500.00
07-10-11 Sicilian Ladies Italian Open 41= 224 +8 1,260.00
21-10-11 Sanya Ladies Open 5= 210 -6 6,620.00
28-10-11 Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open 21= 213 -3 3,825.00
14-12-11 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters 17= 284 -4 6,630.00

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