Lindblad Selected to Arnold Palmer Cup International Team
BATON ROUGE — LSU freshmen Ingrid Lindblad has been named to the 2020 Arnold Palmer Cup International Team. The rookie from Halmstad, Sweden is the first LSU women’s player to be chosen to compete on a Palmer Cup team.
Lindblad is one of three committee selections announced today during the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard. She has also accepted an invitation to compete in the second annual Augusta National Women’s Amateur, April 1-4, 2020, and currently ranks No. 1 in the Golfstat NCAA Division I player ranking.
Lindblad has won two tournaments this season, including last weekend’s Florida State Match-Up. She picked up her first collegiate win in the Fall at the Magnolia Invitational. She has five Top-5 finishes over the six tournaments she has played this season for the Tigers.
Lindblad shot a career single-round low of 6-under 66 to start the Spring season in the first round of the IJGA Collegiate Invitational on February 16, 2020. In 18 rounds played so far this season, she has hit even or under par in 14 rounds. Her current stroke average of 69.72 is on track to set an LSU single season record.
LSU continues competition on Friday, March 6 with the first round of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
The Arnold Palmer Cup is a Ryder Cup-style tournament featuring the top men’s and women’s university and college golfers matching the United States against a team of international players. The tournament, which began in 1997, continues to take place at some of the world’s greatest courses. Longtime partner Rolex is continuing its 50-year relationship through its support of the matches which will be hosted by Lahinch Golf Club in Ireland on July 3-5, 2020.
LSU has had four men’s players compete in the Arnold Palmer Cup – Sam Burns (USA, 2017) Luis Gagne (International, 2018 & 2019), Stewart Jolly (USA, 2014), and Zach Wright (USA, 2016).
The 2018 matches at Evian Resort Golf Club became the only major tournament that features men and women playing side-by-side as partners. The United States leads the series 12-9-1.
For more information on the Arnold Palmer Cup selection process, go to arnoldpalmercup.com.