Great Weekend For Linnea Strom At GreatLIFE Challenge

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.   —  Though Willow Run is a little less than 4500 miles from Linnea Strom’s native Sweden, the GreatLIFE Challenge felt like a family affair with several Swedish teammates cheering her on and her dad on the bag as caddy.

“He’s a calm person so it’s nice having him on the bag. He knows exactly what to say if he sees that I get nervous or stressed up so it’s good.” Strom says.

There’s another kind of family Strom left to join the Symetra Tour. After helping lead Arizona State to the NCAA Championship in 2017, Linnea was faced with a decision that was more difficult than she expected.

“I wanted to do something new and I wanted to take the next step in my career. And I kind of knew going into college that I probably wasn’t going to do all four years but then I really ended up loving it at ASU.” Linnea says.

Her weekend in Sioux Falls certainly seemed to validate that decision, as Strom went 11 under par to win the her first professional event.

“I just kind of knew what I wanted to go out and do and that’s what I did all week. Just try to focus on what I can do and not what anyone else was doing.” Strom says.

Now second on the Symetra Tour’s money list, an LPGA Tour card is in sight.

“This is what I’ve been dreaming about and I’m going to keep dreaming about in the future on the LPGA tour!” Linnea Says Of Winning A Tournament.

Which might call for a few more family reunions.

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