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Anna Maria Nordqvist (born 10 June 1987) is a Swedish professional golfer currently playing on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour.

Nordqvist was born in Eskilstuna, Sweden, and had a successful amateur golfer in both Europe and the United States. She was Swedish Junior Player of the Year (2004, 2005), Swedish Amateur of the Year (2005), British Girls' Open Amateur Champion (2005), bronze medallist at the European Championship (2005), runner-up at the British Ladies Amateur (2006 and 2007) and part of the successful Swedish team at the European Team Amateur.

By the end of her freshman year at Arizona State University in 2007, she was Pac-10 co-champion and was named National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Freshman of the Year, Pac-10 Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year. NGCA First-Team All-American and Academic All-American honors were gained in both 2007 and 2008. She was runner-up at the British Ladies Amateur in 2006 and 2007, and finally won the championship in her third successive final in 2008. She tied for fifth at the 2008 NCAA Championships and was a member of the victorious Swedish team at the 2008 World Amateur Team Championships for the Espirito Santo Trophy. She made the cut at the Ricoh Women's British Open in both 2007 and 2008 and earned the Smyth Salver for low amateur honours in 2008.

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