Former Argonaut David Lingmerth earns PGA TOUR card
Lingmerth claimed first professional victory on the Web.com Tour
POTOMAC, Md. – A come-from-behind dramatic finish at the Web.com Tour’s Neediest Kids Championship secured former West Florida men’s golfer David Lingmerth’s first professional victory to earn him something every professional golfer covets – a PGA TOUR card for the 2013 season.
Lingmerth, who played under UWF head coach Steve Fell from 2006-07, fired a 66 on the final day to match his first two rounds and come back from two strokes down to win $108,000 of prize money. More importantly, he surged from 27th on the Web.com Tour’s money list into seventh, easily securing an exempt status on the 2013 PGA TOUR with three events remaining. The top 25 money winners automatically earn a berth to next year’s PGA TOUR.
“David was a very talented player,” said Fell. “His strength was his mental toughness. He always kept his emotions in check and was unfazed by anything that came his way.”
The native of Tranas, Sweden, has totaled $259,018 in winnings so far for 2012 and is just shy of cracking half a million dollars in career earnings with $429,999 spanning the past two seasons. He averages 70.38 strokes per round and has nine top 25 finishes this season, which includes four top 10 performances and a runner-up result at the United Leasing Championship at Victoria National Golf Club.
As an Argonaut, Lingmerth played in all eight tournaments during the 2006-07 season averaging 72.13 strokes over 23 rounds. He had one victory at the Southeastern Intercollegiate and was the No. 5 player in the nation according to Golfstat. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.