FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Senior David Lingmerth of the Arkansas men’s golf team was named a Division I PING Honorable Mention All-American on Wednesday by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
Lingmerth, Arkansas’ top golfer throughout the 2009-10 season, was one of 30 players to be named to the honorable mention squad and is the ninth multiple time All-American in school history. Lingmerth also earned honorable mention honors in 2009. He joins an elite group which includes Mike Swartz (1984, 85), Chris Little (1987, 88), Jack O’Keefe (1989, 91, 92, 93), Greg Reid (1988, 89), David White (1992, 93), Bud Still (1993, 94, 95, 96), Craig Lile (2000, 01) and Andrew Landry (2007, 08, 09)
"I am very proud of David," Arkansas head coach Brad McMakin said. "He didn’t have the best finish, but I am glad to see that what David did throughout the season was rewarded with an All-America honor. He is certainly deserving of this award."
The two-time All-American had a career year with a stroke average of just 71.63. The total is the third best in Arkansas history and he is just the third player to average less than 72 strokes per round. In 13 tournaments this year, Lingmerth finished among the top 10, 10 times and shot par or better for a tournament six times. His single round 64 to grab the Battle at the Beach individual medalist honors ranks tied for third in school history and is just one stroke off the record held by Matt Bortis (2006) and Darren Holder (2003).
On Monday, Lingmerth was a near qualifier for the U.S. Open in St. Louis’ sectional qualifying round and now prepares to make a trip to Northern Ireland to represent his native Sweden and the European community in the Palmer Cup, a Ryder Cup style tournament between the best collegiate golfers in the United States and Europe. The Palmer Cup will be held June 24-26 at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in Portrush Northern Ireland.