No. 3 Women’s Golf To Compete at ICON Invitational
BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU women’s golf team, currently rated No. 3 in the Golfstat ranking, is travelling to Humble, Texas to compete in the 2021 ICON Invitational at the Golf Club of Houston on February 22-23.
The tournament is hosted by the University of Houston, currently ranked No. 12. The two-day, 54-hole competition will play at par 72 and 6,392 yards.
The field features 15 teams, including No. 1 Baylor and No. 6 Oklahoma State. Rounding out the field are No. 11 Kent State, No. 30 Michigan State, No. 36 North Texas, No. 17 Northwestern, No. 42 Purdue, SMU, No. 34 TCU, No. 39 Texas A&M, No. 50 Texas State and No. 29 Texas Tech.
The pairings format will be on Sunday afternoon for Monday’s two rounds. Both days of competition will begin at 8 a.m. CT with a shotgun start. Live scoring updates will be available at GolfStat.com.
The Tigers’ lineup will consist of sophomores Ingrid Lindblad and Latanna Stone, freshman Carla Tejedo Mulet, junior Presley Baggett and senior Kendall Griffin for the second tournament of the Spring portion of the 2020-21 season. Senior Kiana Oshiro and junior Alden Wallace will compete as individuals.
LSU picked up its third second-place finish of the season last week at the Moon Golf Invitational in Melbourne, Florida, against a primarily SEC-laden field.
Lindblad and Stone continue to set the pace for the Tigers this season. Lindblad, ranked No. 3 by WAGR, is shooting a 70.75 average and has posted four Top-10 finishes, including second at The Blessings and tied for third at The Ally. Lindblad opened the first two tournaments of the season with a 5-under 67 to stay in contention at the top of the leaderboard.
Stone is currently ranked No. 123 by WAGR and is shooting an average of 72.00. She was the top Tiger finisher last week in second place at the Moon Invitational. It was her second Top-5 finish of the season, including at fifth place performance at the season opening Blessings Collegiate Invitational.
Tejedo Mulet, ranked No. 87 by WAGR, is third on the squad at 73.67 in the first 12 rounds of her collegiate career. She earned the first Top-10 finish of her collegiate career at The Ally, placing tied for seventh.
Griffin came out of the Spring gate strong last week with a sixth-place finish at the Moon Invitational and tied a career low with a 6-under 210. She is fourth on the squad with a 74.33 average. Baggett will be making her second appearance of the season after averaging 75.00 over three rounds last week in Melbourne.
Oshiro and Wallace will be making their first appearances of the season at the ICON Invitational.
The Tigers are posting a team average of 289.25 per round, only the second season in school history to be shooting under 290. The first team to shoot under 290 for a season was the 2019-20 squad.
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