Emelie Lind Earns European Tour Card
Jan. 12, 2010
GREENVILLE, N.C. - Former East Carolina women's golfer Emelie Lind posted a four-round score of 290 (71-76-72-71) and took 15th place at the 2009 Ladies European Tour's (LET) Final Qualifying School at La Manga Club in Murcia, Spain back in December. With her top 15 placement, Lind is the first ECU women's golfer since the program began in 2000 to earn her LET or LPGA Card.
Lind, who was two-under for the event, went into final round action at even par and posted a two-under 71 on the final day of qualifying to earn her card. The top 30 finishers in the LET Qualifying School earned their cards for the 2010 season.
The Kungsangen, Sweden native was a four-year letterwinner and a member of the 2006 Conference USA Championship squad. During her career, Lind participated in 38 events posting a 76.92 stroke average (107 rounds), which ranks fourth all-time. During her senior season, she garnered first-team All C-USA honors after claiming a share of the C-USA scoring title (74.77) with fellow Pirate Abby Bools.
In all, Lind helped the Pirates to three NCAA Regional appearances as a player (2005, 2006 and 2008) and was a graduate assistant coach on the 2008-09 team that recorded its highest finish at the NCAA East Regional (ninth place), three shots away from advancing to its first NCAA Championship.
Lind joins Kathleen "Kathy" Postlewait as the only Lady Pirates to earn their tour cards. Postlewait, a 1999 ECU Hall of Fame Inductee, competed as an individual while at ECU due to the absence of a women's golf program and earned her first LPGA tour victory in 1983 at the San Jose Classic.
Final LET School for 2010 at La Manga Club, South Course