Fresh off regional win, USC looking for strong finish.
Andrea Gaston on Mikaela Parmlid: "With one win already this season, Mikaela is well on her way to backing up last year's All-American first-team performance with another one. Her tremendous concentration, determination and mental toughness have been her greatest strengths. These qualities have helped her maintain a very disciplined game plan on the course and will definitely make her a candidate for Player of the Year."
FALL RESULTS: Parmlid competed in two tournaments for USC this fall ... She missed the Auburn Tiger Invitational while competing for her native Sweden at the World Amateur ... Won her first 54-hole collegiate tournament at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational as she shot a 214, including a final-round 68 ... Tied for 14th at the NCAA Fall Preview with a score of 224 ... Leads the team with a stroke average of 72.8 (the USC team record for a season is 72.6 by Candie Kung in 1999-2000).
Mikaela Parmlid in the Fall of 2002: NCAA Fall Preview 72-77-74--223 (14th tie) Edean Ihlanfeldt 74-72-68--214 (1st)2001-2002: Parmlid had a banner season as a 2001-2002 junior, earning All-American first-team and All-Pac-10 first-team honors ... She led the squad with a stroke average of 73.05, eight top-10 finishes and a low round of 67 ... She opened the season with a sixth-place finish at the Topy Cup (219) ... She finished eighth at both the Stanford Invitational (213) and at the TRW Regional Challenge (218) ... She tied her career low (213) to finish second at the Spartan Invitational ... Won her first collegiate tournament at the 36-hole Peg Barnard Collegiate with a score of 143 ... Placed third at the Pac-10 Championships (218) and then went on to tie for second at the NCAA West Regionals (215) ... Tied for 19th at the NCAAs in Auburn, Wash. with a score of 292.
2000-01: The long-hitting Parmlid competed in 11 tournaments as a sophomore ... Her stroke average of 75.1 was second on the team ... Had two top 10 finishes and placed in the top 20 seven times ... Got rolling in the spring, getting back-to-back top 10 finishes at the Pioneer Bruin Classic (8th) and the Ping Invitational (5th tie) ... Her 219 at the Pioneer Bruin was a season-low score ... Finished tied for 18th at the Pac-10 Championships ... Led USC at the NCAA West Regionals by finishing in a tie for 19th ... Shot a third-round 69 on her way to a tie for 49th at the NCAA Championships ... Named to the All-Pac-10 second team for the second time.
1999-00: Parmlid came to USC as a highly touted freshman in 1999-00 and did not disappoint ... Finished second on the team with a stroke average of 74.6 ... Had two top 10 finishes on the year, including a fifth-place showing at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational and a fourth-place showing at the Dr. Thompson Rainbow Tournament ... Had her best performance at the Pac-10 Championships, where she won the individual title in a playoff (against teammate Candie Kung), only to lose it after being disqualified for an incorrect scorecard ... Finished 21st at the NCAAs ... For her efforts, Parmlid was named All-Pac-10 second team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Mikaela attended Chapparral High in Scottsdale, Ariz. and Gothenburg Hugre Samskolam School in Sweden ... Was the top female amatuer at the 1999 Chrysler Open, a European LPGA Tournamant ... Was also the 1998 Nordic Junior Champion and the 1998 Teen Tour Champion ... Won the Swedish High School Championship in 1997.
LINKS: Born on Sept. 22, 1980, in Gothenburg, Sweden, Mikaela is an economics major at USC.
Hobbies And Other Interests--"Being with friends and family, traveling, skiing."
Most Thrilling Moment In Sports--"Playing at the SNS Invitational in Sweden with the European men's Ryder Cup team in front of 20,000 people."
Why I Chose To Attend USC--"It's a great school in all aspects. Here I can develop myself to the level I want and reach my goals both in the classroom and on the golf course."
CAREER NOTES: Lowest 54-Hole Score: 213, 2001 Stanford Invitational 2002 Spartan Invitationa
Lowest Round: 67, Third Round of 2001 Stanford Invitational
Individual Titles: 2, 2002 Peg Barnard Invitational 2002 Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational
Top 10 Finishes: 13
Rounds in 60s: 6
Career Stroke Average: 73.8