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Louise Rydqvist

  • class Junior
  • Hometown Värnamo, Sweden
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Värnamo, Sweden

Louise Rydqvist Bio


  • WGCA All-American (Honorable Mention – 2023)
  • Golfweek All-American (Honorable Mention – 2022)
  • Second Team All-SEC (2022)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2022)
  • WGCA All-American Scholar (2022, 2023)
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll (2022, 2023)


  • Earned Honorable Mention All-America honors for the second straight season, this time from the WGCA ; finished No. 67 in the final Golfstat Player Rankings for the season
  • Logged a 74.15 scoring average with a pair of top-five finishes, three top-10s and four top-20s
  • Finished 75th at the NCAA Championship (May 19-23) with a 72-hole score of 307 (+19) ; fell in the match play quarterfinals to Southern Cal’s Brianna Navarrosa 2&1
  • Helped punch the team’s ticket to the National Championship at Grayhawk for the third straight year with a lights out performance at the NCAA Athens Regional (May 8-10) ; took solo second with a new, 54-hole career low score of 209 (-7) ; fired rounds of 70-69-70 at UGA Golf Course
  • T-23rd at the SEC Championship with a score of 224 (+8) ; dropped two tight matches in the quarterfinals and semifinals of match play
  • Finished solo second at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic ; shot 140 (-4) in the abbreviated, 36-hole event with scores of 69 (-3) and 71 (-1) at UGA Golf Course
  • Went 2-1 at the Wolfpack Match Play (April 3-4) helping the team to pair of wins and third place finish ; defeated Louisville’s Carmen Griffths 1-up and Virginia Tech’s Morgan Ketchum 2-up
  • Finished 0-1-2 at the Cactus Cup (March 13-14) helping the team to pair of wins and runner-up finish ; halved matches with Texas’ Bohuyn Park and San Jose State’s Louisa Carlbom
  • T-13th at the Landfall Tradition (Oct. 28-30) shooting 214 (-2) ; fired a new career low score of 67 (-5) in the second round
  • Made season debut at the Windy City Collegiate Classic (Oct. 3-4) ; T-10th with a 54-hole total of 220 (+4) ; shot 71 (-1) in the final round and helped the team to a runner-up finish
  • Competed in the World Am Team Championship (Aug. 24-27) and was part of Gold Medal winning Swedish Team alongside LSU All-American Ingrid Linbald and Meja Örtengren
  • Continued her strong finish to her freshman campaign with a big summer in which she was runner-up at The Women’s Amateur Championship (June 20-25) ; finished 24th in stroke play at even par before going 5-0 en route to the title bout where she would fall 4&3 to England’s Jessica Baker


  • Had a standout first season on campus, earning Honorable Mention All-America honors from Golfweek after notching eight top-20 finishes (tied for most on team) in 11 stroke play starts
  • In the lineup for all five of the team’s program-record five wins during the season
  • Logged a 73.84 scoring average and led the team with 15 rounds of par or better ; also had a four top-10 finishes and a pair of top-fives
  • T-57th at the NCAA Championship (May 20-25) after logging a 72-hole total of 301 (+13) ; posted back-to-back even par 72s in rounds three and four at Grayhawk Golf Club
  • T-6th at NCAA Regionals shooting 218 (+2) and helped the team to a runner-up finish
  • Paced the Gamecocks at the SEC Championship (April 13-15) with a T-6th finish at 216 (E) ; shot 69 (-3) in the final round ; won 4&3 over Alabama’s Isabella van der Biest in the match play quarterfinals
  • Went 3-0 at the Wolfpack Match Play (April 3-4), helping the team to its program record fifth tournament title of the season ; won 5&4, 3&2 and 3&2 in her trio of matches
  • T-5th at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic with a 54-hole total of 219 (+3) ; shot 69 (-3) in round three helping lead the Gamecocks to a win
  • T-18th at the Valspar Invitational (March 12-13) and T-20th the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate (Feb. 28-March 2) that would start a streak of five-straight, top-20 finishes to end the season prior to the NCAA Championship
  • Logged a career-best T-4th finish thanks to a 54-hole, career-low of 213 (-3) at the Landfall Tradition (Oct. 29-31) ; shot a career-best 67 (-5) in round two as the team went on to win by 12 shots
  • T-20th in her Gamecock debut, a seven-shot victory by the team in a loaded field at the season-opening ANNIKA Intercollegiate (Sept. 13-15)


  • Steps on campus ranked No. 165 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings and No. 70 in the European Golf Association Women’s Rankings
  • High school team, Filbornaskolan, won the 2020 Swedish Golfschool Championship
  •  Won the 2020 Johannesberg Open
  • Finished 2nd in 2020 Allerum Open on the Nordic Golf Tour
  • Finished 3rd in 2020 Spanish International Ladies Amateur Championship
  • Took 5th in 2019 Girls Amateur Championship
  • Represented Sweden in 2019 Junior World Cup (Japan), World Junior Girls Championship (Canada) and the European Girls Championship in 2018 and 2019


  • Daughter of Jonas and Mia Rydqvist – has a younger sister, Linn
  • Business management major
Year Events Rounds Low 54 Low 18 Par/Better Top 5 Top 10 Top 20 Strokes Average
2021-22 11 33 213 67 15 2 4 8 2,437 73.84
2022-23 9 27 209 67 7 2 3 4 2,002 74.30
Total 20 60 209 67 22 4 7 12 4,439 73.98