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Swedish golfer plays on in LPGA qualifier after Black Widow bite

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Swedish golfer Daniela Holmqvist made it through a painful pre-qualifying round at the LPGA Tour's season-opening ISPS Handa Australian Open in Yarralumla, Australia, after being bitten by a highly poisonous Black Widow.

Holmqvist was on the fourth hole at Royal Canberra Golf Club on Tuesday when he felt a sting near an ankle. She looked down and saw the spider, which she swatted away.

Reacting quickly while local caddies called for help, she took out a golf tee and dug out the venom, according to Golf Digest.

After course doctors checked her out, Holmqvist played on despite her pain and apprehension, finishing the final 14 holes under close supervision.

"It still hurts," Holmqvist said. "I don't recommend getting bitten by a Black Widow."

After all that, she didn't qualify for the tournament, shooting a 74.

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