Lindblad Remains on 2020-21 ANNIKA Award Watch List

by Haylee Knight
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Lindblad Remains on 2020-21 ANNIKA Award Watch List

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU sophomore Ingrid Lindblad continues to be a member of the 2020-21 ANNIKA Award Watch List following the completion of the first three tournaments of the spring season. Lindblad is one of 15 players on the list.

Created in 2014, the ANNIKA Award presented by Stifel is annually given to the top female U.S. collegiate golfer; the winner voted on by players, coaches and members of the golf media. Named for and presented by Annika Sorenstam, the award was created in partnership with the Haskins Commission to acknowledge the top female golfer at the end of the season.

Lindblad recorded three Top-5 finishes and six Top-10 finishes this season, placing second at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational, in a tie for third at The Ally and tied for seventh at the Liz Murphey Fall Collegiate Classic, ninth at the Moon Golf Invitational, seventh at the ICON Invitational, and tied for third at the Gamecock Intercollegiate. She is shooting a 70.67 average and is ranked No. 8 by Golfstat and No. 11 by Golfweek among NCAA players. After the completion of the Gamecock Intercollegiate Lindblad earned her 11th and 12th rounds of the season at or under par.

Lindblad, a native of Halmstad, Sweden, was a 2019-20 Top-3 finalist for the ANNIKA Award following a record-setting rookie season in the purple and gold. She became the second Tiger to be named a finalist in the seven previous seasons of the award program, joining fellow Swede Madelene Sagstrom, who was LSU’s first finalist in 2015. Lindblad has received her second invitation to the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and will compete in the 2021 event on March 31 – April 3. She will also make her second appearance on the International Team for the 2021 Arnold Palmer Cup, scheduled for June 11-13 hosted by Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

Last season Lindblad was named to the Golfweek All-America Teams, All-SEC Teams and the SEC All-Freshman Team. She also received WGCA All-America honors and was the first LSU player to be named SEC Golfer of the Year and Freshman of the Year.

LSU ended the Fall portion of the 2020-21 season ranked No. 3 by Golfstat and No. 4 by Golfweek. The Tigers are expected resume competition March 19-21 at the Liz Murphey Collegiate in Athens, Georgia.