Member of Swedish team will join golf team for 2013

University of Alabama women’s golf coach Mic Potter has signed another outstanding junior golfer to a national letter of intent with Mia Landegren inking with the Crimson Tide for the class of 2013.

Landegren hails from Bridgewater, Conn., where she won the 2012 Connecticut State Women’s Amateur this past August finishing 2 strokes over par with a tournament record 146. She also holds dual citizenship in the United States and Sweden, her father’s country of origin, and helped the Swedish National Team win the 2012 European Girls Championship after a fourth-place finish in 2011 .

“We are very excited to have Mia join our program,” Potter said. “She is a member of the Swedish National Girls team that won the European Girls Team Championship, and she played very well in that event. We feel like Mia is used to playing at a championship level and will bring that to our team.”

Landegren attends Shepaug Valley High School, which does not have a girl’s golf team, so she plays the No. 1 position for the boy’s team and serves as the captain. She earned All-State honors at the CIAC Boys Division IV Golf Championship, finishing fourth in the state in 2012. She also helped lead Shepaug Valley to the New England High School Championship as a freshman.

Landegren captured the 2012 AJGA Killington Junior Golf Championship that included a 6-under 64 en route to the victory. Her 64 was tied for the lowest score in an AJGA event in 2012. She was second at the 2012 FCWT Red Tails, carding a 2-under 142 after rounds of 72 and 70.

She posted a third place finish at the 2011 Connecticut State Women’s Amateur and 11th at the Connecticut Women’s Open, where she was third among amateurs. She also qualified to play in the 2011 U.S. Women’s Public Links Championships at Bandon Dunes.

Landegren also helped the Swedish National Team win the 2009 and 2010 Tinius Cup. She represented the state of Connecticut in the 2011 United States Team Championship and finished 11th individually in the 2011 German Girls Open Amateur.

Mia is the daughter of Erik and Patti Landegren. She is a triplet, along with sisters Emma and Hanna.


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