LSU And Lindblad Finish 2nd At IJGA Invitational

by Judy Willson | Assoc. Communications Director
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LSU And Lindblad Finish 2nd At IJGA Invitational

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – The No. 18 LSU women’s golf team earned its fifth Top-3 finish of the season with a second-place finish at the IJGA Collegiate Invitational. The Tigers shot 6-under 858 as a team over 54 holes, the 11th-best team score in LSU history and the second-best team score this season.

Tiger rookie Ingrid Lindblad finished in second place with a 9-under 207 for the three rounds. It is her fourth Top-5 finish of the season.

Host Virginia shot 5-under on the last nine holes to pass LSU and win the tournament.

Sophomore Alden Wallace shot a 2-under 70 in the final round, while Lindblad and junior Kendall Griffin shot 1-under 71. Freshman Latanna Stone provided the final score at 2-over 74.

For the tournament, Wallace picked up her third Top-25 finish of the season in a tie for 17th place, while Griffin also earned her third Top-25 finish in a tie for 21st place.

LSU returns to action on February 29 at the Florida State Match-Up held at the Bay Point Golf Club in Panama City, Florida.

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.

* LSU’s second round of 284 ranks tied for 24th on the Tigers’ all-time team single round scoring list.

* LSU’s final 54-hole score of 858 ranks 11th on the all-time list.

IJGA Collegiate Invitational – Final

1. No. 41 Virginia – 287-289-280 – 856 -8

2. No. 18 LSU – 288-284-286 – 858 -6

3. No. 5 South Carolina – 290-281-292 – 863 -1

4. No. 2 Arizona State – 292-288-289 – 869 +5

T5. No. 8 Stanford – 286-289-297 – 871 +7

T5. No. 30 Florida State – 293-287-291 – 871 +7

7. No. 25 Baylor – 285-293-295 – 873 +9

8. Maryland – 301-281-294 – 876 +12

9. No. 37 Texas A&M – 293-290-297 – 880 +16

10. No. 15 Arkansas – 293-292-296 – 881 +17

T11. California – 296-294-296 – 886 +22

T11. No. 49 Michigan – 302-293-291 – 886 +22

13. No. 36 Clemson – 293-298-303 – 894 +30

14. No. 42 Tennessee – 297-296-306 – 899 +23

LSU Scores

1. Ingrid Lindblad – 66-70-71 – 207 -9

T17. Alden Wallace – 79-68-70 – 217 +1

T21. Kendall Griffin – 72-75-71 – 218 +2

T30. Latanna Stone – 74-73-74 – 221 +5

T52. Kiana Oshiro – 76-73-79 – 228 +12