Sweden’s Dani Holmqvist wins first Symetra tour title

Symetra Tour

HARRIS, Mich. – Sweden’s Dani Holmqvist won the Island Resort Championship on Sunday at Sweetgrass for her first Symetra Tour title.

The former University of California player closed with a 2-under 70 for a one-stroke victory over Canada’s Samantha Richdale.

Holmqvist finished at 10-under 206 and earned $18,750 to jump from 38th to 13th on the money list with $27,272. The final top 10 will earn 2016 LPGA Tour cards.

After dropping strokes on Nos. 6 and 7, Holmqvist birdies Nos. 9, 11 and 12 and closed with six straight pars. She opened with rounds of 67 and 69.

Richdale birdied the final hole for a 68. She played the back nine in 5-under 31.

Canada’s Brooke Henderson was third at 8 under, making an eagle on the par-4 14th in a 67. The 17-year-old Henderson won the tour’s Four Winds Invitational last week in South Bend, Indiana.