BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, England (Nov. 6, 2017) -- Former ETSU golfer Nina Muehl (Vienna, Austria) has taken an important step forward in her professional career, securing a full-time exemption to the Ladies’ European Tour for next year.
Muehl finished tied for 6th in the LET Access Series El Saler tournament in Valencia, Spain on October 27. The result put her 3rd in the LETAS 2017 Order of Merit, where the top five earn their tour cards for the 2018 Ladies European Tour.
The LETAS is the official developmental tour to the Ladies European Tour, much the same role the Web.com Tour serves to the men’s PGA Tour in the United States.
“It means a lot to earn the card through the LET Access Tour,” said Muehl. “I had a really sold performance throughout the whole year. I’m looking forward to playing on the European Tour next year and want to finish in the Top 60 in the order of Merit. I’d like to have a couple top ten finishes.”
Muehl finished in the top ten in ten of her last 13 tournaments, and shot a course record 64 in the second round of the Bossey Ladies Championship in Bossey, France on August 16.
“My game got better as the season went along,” Muehl said. “I worked a lot on my putting and it really improved.”
In her time at ETSU, Muehl was named 1st Team All-Atlantic Sun and the Bucs’ most valuable player, and qualified for the NCAA National Championships in 2010 and 2011. In 2010, she made headlines by firing a 64 in the first round of the NCAA East Regional Tournament – the best round in the nation that year. Muehl won Medalist honors at the Edwin Watts Invitational in Kiawah Island, S.C in 2010.
“My favorite memory from ETSU is shooting that 64 at regionals and being able to represent the team at the national tournament,” Muehl said. “My team was like a second family to me.”
“Nina is one of the greatest female golfers to play for ETSU,” said Bucs head coach Stefanie Shelton. “She understood how to play the game and was such a fierce competitor - always choosing to believe in herself and the possibilities in this game. I’m so proud and excited to see her earn her tour card and can't wait to see her at the top of many leaderboards!”
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