David Lingmerth started to play golf at the age of nine. After having won the Swedish Championship in ice-hockey for boys at 15 years of age he decided to dedicate his time in high school to become a better golfer. David’s progress allowed him to get a scholarship for a division 2 University in Pensacola, FL. and later to transfer into a division 1 - the University of Arkansas. He finished his college career as a Razorback in the spring of 2010, and later that fall he went through all the stages of the PGA tour q-school. After missing the PGA tour by 5 shots he ended up with full status on the Nationwide tour for the 2011 season.

David has played tournaments for the Swedish Golf Team since 2002, and have had the honor to represent his country in three European team Championships. He turned pro 2010.

Highlights as an amateur:

  1. -Represented home country of Sweden in 15 tournaments.

  2. -Bronze and silver medals at European Team Championships in 2005, and 2010.

  3. -Reached the quarterfinals in the 2009 US Amateur at Southern Hills.

  4. -Represented Europe in the 2010 Palmer Cup at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.

  5. -Three times All-American during his college career (two in division 1, and one in division 2).

  6. -10 top 10s out of 13 tournaments as a senior

- 11 top 5s in Razorback career

  1. -Won 2 events in college

  2. -Medalist at “The battle at the beach” hosted by UCLA 2010

- Medalist at the Southeastern Collegiate 2007 (div.2)

- Finished 2nd four times individually at Arkansas

- Medalist at the Dixie Amateur 2008

  1. -5th at SEC Championship 2009

2011 season

2011 was David’s first full year as a professional. He finished the season with two 3rd place finishes which moved him up to 27th on the money list. He only missed the PGA Tour card with one stroke at the final tournament, the Nationwide Championship.

Highlights Nationwide tour 2011:

- 5 top 10s

- Made 13 out of 26 cuts

- Scoring average: 70.19 through 79 rounds

- Total earnings: $170,980, and a 27th place in the money list.

Goals for 2012:

“In 2012 depending on if I have to go back to the Nationwide Tour or if I manage to get a PGA Tour card, I am really excited to get to use all my experiences from the last season. I now know that my game is good enough to compete and win tournaments at a very high level. I am a hard worker however, and I know that I can, and need to improve every part of my game to get to where I want to go in my career.”


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