"I learned a lot, especially grew as a person when I moved in to the States."
Having won five LET events, and three in Australia, Hedwall now is chasing down the big bucks on the money-spinning LPGA Tour.
A tournament win on the U.S. circuit is now in her sights. Hedwall has been playing LPGA events since 2008, with a tie for third at this year's Kraft Nabisco Championship -- one of the five majors -- being her best result.
She matched that at the Canadian Women's Open a week after the 2013 Solheim.
But, just like the girl who achieved her childhood dream of playing professional golf, Hedwall is confident of capturing that elusive first victory.
"I really feel like I'm getting closer and closer," she said. "The Solheim gave me a lot of confidence.
"I think I'm getting closer, hopefully that will happen soon."