LSU And Lindblad In Lead At IJGA Invitational

by Judy Willson | Assoc. Communications Director
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LSU And Lindblad In Lead At IJGA Invitational

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – The No. 18 LSU women’s golf team jumped into first place through two and a half rounds of the IJGA Collegiate Invitational, while Tiger rookie Ingrid Lindblad has a hold on first place on the player’s leaderboard. The tournament wraps up with the final nine holes on Tuesday morning at 8:15 a.m. CT at the Guadalajara Country Club.

Through 45 holes, the Tigers hold a nine-stroke lead over second-place South Carolina after starting the day with a 4-under 284 in Round 2 and an 8-under start over the first nine holes of Round 3.

“I’m very proud of the way we played our second round, shooting 4-under,” said second-year head coach Garrett Runion. “Then to back it up with an even better score of 8-under over the first nine holes of the third round puts us in great position heading into the last nine holes of the tournament.”

Lindblad shot a 2-under 70 in the second round and is one of four Tigers shooting 2-under to start the third round. She has a three-stroke lead over Amanda Doherty of Florida State for a total of 10-under with nine holes to go.

Three Tigers are currently tied for 19th place at 1-over and all shooting 2-under through the first half of Round 3. Sophomore Alden Wallace shot a season-low, 4-under 68 in the second round, while freshman Latanna Stone shot 1-over 73. Junior Kendall Griffin is also at 1-over for the tournament and shot a 3-over 75 in the second round. Junior Latanna Stone added a team scoring mark of 1-over 73 in the second round.

“Alden bounced back in a big way, shooting 6-under over 27 holes,” said Runion. “She played great all day and we’re very proud of her play.

“It was a team effort with everybody contributing and now we have a great opportunity tomorrow to start our Spring season and give us a lot of confidence the rest of the year.”

LSU is paired up with Arizona State and South Carolina. Live scoring is available at Golfstat.com.

Tournament Notes

* In the first round, Lindblad became the first Tiger to shoot 6-under or lower since Caroline Nistrup shot a 6-under 66 in the first round of The Alamo Invitational on October 26, 2014. The round ranks fourth on the LSU all-time list, tying with Nistrup, Megan McChrystal (October 2010), and twice with Austin Ernst’s two rounds in the 2011 NCAA Championship tournament.

IJGA Collegiate Invitational – Round 2.5

1. No. 18 LSU – 288-284-(-8) -12

T2. No. 5 South Carolina – 290-281-(+2) -3

T2. No. 41 Virginia – 287-289-(-3) -3

4. No. 2 Arizona State – 292-288-(-5) -1

5. No. 25 Baylor – 285-293-(+1) +3

6. No. 30 Florida State – 293-287-(E) +4

T7. Maryland – 301-281-(E) +6

T7. No. 8 Stanford – 286-289-(+7) +6

9. No. 15 Arkansas – 293-292-(+1) +10

10. No. 37 Texas A&M – 293-290-(+5) +12

11. California – 296-294-(+6) +20

T12. No. 42 Tennessee – 297-296-(+6) +23

T12. No. 49 Michigan – 302-293-(+4) +23

14. No. 36 Clemson – 293-298-(+9) +24

LSU Scores

1. Ingrid Lindblad – 66-70-(-2) -10

T19. Latanna Stone – 74-73-(-2) +1

T19. Kendall Griffin – 72-75-(-2) +1

T19. Alden Wallace – 79-68-(-2) +1

T53. Kiana Oshiro – 76-73-(+5) +10