FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Razorback golfer David Lingmerth defeated Germany’s Stephan Gross in a four-hole sudden death playoff to capture the Dixie Amateur title. The Tranas, Sweden, native posted a one-under-par 283 on the Palm-Aire Country Club course in Pompano Beach, Fla.
Lingmerth opened the event with a scores of 74 and 71 in the first and second rounds, respectively. In the third round, Lingmerth fired a three-under-par 68, his low round of the tournament. He entered the final round two shots behind co-leaders Scott and Gregory O’Mahony. The Arkansas sophomore fired a final-round 70 to tie Scott and set up the playoff.
Fellow Razorbacks Sam Chavez and Alan Lee also competed at the Dixie Amateur. They were two of thee golfers to finish tied for 21st place with a nine-over-par 293.
The Arkansas golf team will begin its spring schedule Feb. 20-22 with the John A. Burns Intercollegiate in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Log on to www.hogwired.com for continued coverage of Razorback golf.