Women’s Golf Finishes Fall Season Ranked No. 3/4
BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU women’s golf team came out firing to start the 2020-21 season. And have been rewarded with a No. 3 ranking in the first Golfstat rankings of the season. Earlier in the season, the Tigers earned just their second No. 1 ranking in school history by Golfweek and currently sit at No. 4 in that poll to end the Fall portion of the season.
LSU started 2020-21 season with two second-place finishes at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas and The Ally in West Point, Mississippi. The Tigers ended up in 10th place at the Liz Murphey Fall Collegiate Classic to close out the Fall. The team is averaging 291.67 strokes per round over nine rounds of competition, currently the second-lowest scoring average in program history.
The squad features two members of the preseason ANNIKA Award Watch List in sophomores Ingrid Lindblad and Latanna Stone. Lindblad recorded three Top-10 finishes during the Fall placing second at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational, in a tie for third at The Ally and tied for seventh at the Liz Murphey. She is shooting a 70.78 average and is ranked No. 3 by Golfstat and No. 2 by Golfweek among NCAA players. Stone picked up her first Top-10 finish of the season at the Blessings with a fifth-place finish. She is averaging 73.00 strokes per round and is ranked No. 18 by Golfstat and No. 23 by Golfweek.
Newcomers Carla Tejedo Mulet and Jessica Bailey, and senior Kendall Griffin rounded out the Fall travel squad. Tejedo Mulet, a freshman, earned her first collegiate Top-10 finish at The Ally with a tie for seventh place. She is shooting an average of 73.78 over nine rounds. Griffin and Bailey, a junior transfer, provided key scores throughout the Fall. Griffin is averaging 75.78 strokes, while Bailey is close behind at 75.89.
LSU is scheduled to continue the season in February 2021.