No. 4 Tigers to Continue Spring Season at Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic

by Haylee Knight
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No. 4 Tigers to Continue Spring Season at Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic

BATON ROUGE — The No. 4 LSU women’s golf team will continue their spring season this Friday through Sunday as they travel to Athens, Georgia for the 49th Annual Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic at the University of Georgia Golf Course.

The tournament will be hosted by No.13 Georgia. The three-day, 54-hole competition will play at par 72 and 6,302 yards. 

The field features 17 teams, including No. 1 South Carolina, No. 6 Ole Miss, No. 10 Southern California, No. 12 Auburn, No. 13 Georgia, No. 16 Arkansas, No. 19 Alabama, No. 22 Florida, No. 26 Vanderbilt, No. 36 Tennessee, No. 37 Louisville, No. 39 Kentucky, Mississippi State, Missouri, Texas A&M and College of Charleston.

All three days of competition will begin at 7:30 a.m. CT. LSU will be paired with Florida and Tennessee in Friday’s first round. 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, senior Kendall Griffin , and junior Presley Baggett for the fourth tournament of the Spring portion of the 2020-21 season.

LSU earned a fourth-place finish two weeks ago at the Gamecock Intercollegiate in its last time out on the competition course. 

Lindblad and Stone continue to lead the Tigers this season. Lindblad, ranked No. 5 by WAGR, is shooting a 70.67 average and has posted six Top-10 finishes, including second at The Blessings and tied for third at The Ally and the Gamecock Intercollegiate.

Stone is currently ranked No. 77 by WAGR and is shooting an average of 71.83. Stone achieved her third Top-5 finish of the season at the ICON Invitational where she shot a school record-tying 8-under 64 in the final round.

Tejedo Mulet, ranked No. 118 by WAGR, is third on the squad at 73.56 in the first 18 rounds of her collegiate career. She earned the second Top-10 finish of her collegiate career at the ICON Invitational, in a tie for tenth.

Griffin is fourth on the squad with a 73.83 average. Baggett will be making her fourth appearance of the season and is averaging 75.00 strokes per round.

The Tigers are posting a team average of 288.56 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.

Fans can follow along at @LSUWomensGolf on Twitter and Instagram for updates.