Lingmerth’s Historic Run Ends Sunday

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 13: David Lingmerth of Sweden hits his tee shot on the 16th hole during the third round of the golf on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Golf Course on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil –Former University of Arkansas All-American David Lingmerth posted a final round even par 71 finishing tied for 11th overall as the historic reintroduction of men’s golf to the Olympic Games comes to a close on Sunday.

Playing for his native Sweden, Lingmerth moved all over the leaderboard over the four-round tournament finishing with scores of 69–79–68–71—278 on the par 71 Olympic Golf Course.

The front nine challenged the Razorback All-American but he turned even with two bogeys, a birdie and an eagle. He birdied No. 10 but gave the stroke back with a bogey on No.12 before finishing with six consecutive par holes.

Sunday’s round concludes the return of men’s golf to the Olympic Games. Women’s golf begins on Thursday. For more information on Arkansas men’s golf, follow @RazorbackMGolf on Twitter.

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