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2011-12 -- Ended the season ranked 97th by GolfWeek and 153rd by GolfStat ... Earned Second-Team All-Pac-12 honors ... Averaged 73.1 in 37 rounds as a junior ... Best finish was T2 at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters where he fired an opening round 69 (-3) ... Fired his season-best score of 66 (-6) in the first round of the Amer Ani Invitational, where he tied for sixth ... Recorded a T8 at the U.S. Intercollegiate, where he posted a final round 68 (-2) ... Recorded 10 rounds under par, third-best on the team.

2010-11 -- Ended the season ranked 29th by GolfWeek and 58th by GolfStat ... Selected 3rd Team All-American by GolfWeek and earned honorable mention acclaim from the GCAA ... Earned 1st Team All-Pac-10 honors and honorable mention All-Pac-10 Academic laurels ... Won the Fall Preview with scores of 75-70-69--214 (-2), his first collegiate victory ... T5 at the Western with scores of 65-72-73--210 (E) ... T8 at the USC Invite with scores of 69-73-72--214 (+1) ... T11 at the Pac-10 Championship with scores of 73-71-74-66--284 (+4) ... Three-time member of the DHR.

2009-10 -- Earned 2nd Team All-Pac-10 honors after averaging 71.8 in 37 rounds ... Named to the GCAA All-West Region Team ... Finished the season ranked 59th by GolfWeek and 68th by GolfStat ... Tied for third twice as a freshman: at the Gifford Classic with scores of 72-69-67--208 (-8) and at the Battle of the Beach with scores of 70-72-64--206 (-7) ... His 64 (-7) in the final round was a collegiate best ... Posted scores of 69-71 (-4) in the first two rounds of the NCAA Championship ... Played for Sweden in the Palmer Cup and was 3-1-0 in matches against U.S. competition ... Tied for the team lead with 10 rounds under 70 and ranked second with 13 rounds under par ... Member of the Director's Honor Roll in Fall (2009) and Winter and had a cumulative grade point average better than 3.0.

Amateur Golf -- In 2009, he helped lead Sweden to the European Men's Team Championship with scores of 67-67--134 (-10) ... In August of 2009, he won the Swedish Jr. Masters with scores of 76-65-68-72--281 (-9) ... Later that week, he won the club championship at the Stockholm GC (par 69) with scores of 68-66-63-64 -- 261 (-15) ... Also won the same title as a 13 year-old ... Helped Sweden finish second in the 2008 Junior World Cup with a 24-under par score of 828 ... Individually, he tied for 12th with scores of 67-70-71-72 -- 280 ... Was part of a three-player Swedish team that finished third in the World Amateur Team Championships in Australia in 2008 ... Posted scores of 72-73-73-74--292 (+2) to tie for 17th individually (par was 290) ... Also played in the '08 Scandinavian Masters ... Won the 2007 World Youth Amateur Championship in Nagoya, Japan with scores of 68-65-74-68--275 ... Member of the Swedish National Team since 2005 ... Won two silvers and one gold medal at the Junior World Cup.

Junior Golf -- Ranked as high as sixth on the AJGA circuit ...Recorded four Top 10 results in 2007-08: T5 at 2007 The Junior Players Championship (68-71-78--217), T9 at the 2007 Polo Jr. Golf Classic (68-72--140) and T5 at the '08 Thunderbird International Junior (74-67-70--211) and 2nd at the '08 Jr. Players Championship (74-68-68--210) ... In November 2008, he was awarded the AJGA's Jerry Cole Sportsmanship Award for his "respect for fellow players, as well as tournament staff and volunteers."

High School -- Attended Danderyd Gymnasium in his hometown, where he also played center on his school's hockey team.

Personal -- Has one younger brother, Olle ... Has played golf since he was seven and began competing when he was 12 ... Also started playing hockey at the age of seven ... Chose UCLA because of "its coaches, athletic atmosphere and academics" ... Lists his greatest athletic thrill as representing his country in nine national team championships and "winning the Junior World Cup along with great friends" ... Admires Swiss tennis star Roger Federer and Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg, a native of Sweden ... Surname is procounced VEE-di-gren ... Born in Stockholm ... History major.

Career Statistics

Year

Starts

Rds

Victories

Top 10

Top 20

Rnds < Par

Rnds < 70

Avg.

Low

2009-10

12

37

0

2

5

13

10

71.8

64

2010-11

12

36

1

3

9

11

7

72.2

65

2011-12

12

37

0

4

6

10

4

73.1

65

Totals

36

110

1

9

20

34

21

72.4

64

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