Women’s Golf Falls Short In SEC Semifinals
Birmingham, Ala. – The No. 4 LSU women’s golf team beat Arkansas 3-2-0 in the quarterfinals of 2021 SEC Championship Match Play on Saturday morning, before falling to Mississippi State, 3-1-1, in the semifinals at the Greystone Golf and Country Club Legacy Course.
Up next for the Tigers is the 2021 NCAA Regional at The University Club in Baton Rouge, May 10-12.
“I am extremely proud of the way these ladies played this week,” said LSU head coach Garrett Runion. “They fought until the very end. They did some pretty incredible things and broke some very impressive records. Obviously, we’re disappointed we’re not playing in the final match tomorrow, but we still have two very important tournaments left in our season and will use this as motivation to play well in Regionals and Nationals.”
Sophomore Latanna Stone, sophomore Ingrid Lindblad and junior Alden Wallace secured the win in the quarterfinals against Arkansas, scoring 3&2, 4&3, and 6&4, respectively. Wallace secured her win with her sixth win at No. 14, while Lindblad closed out her round on Hole 15. Stone earned her win on Hole 16. Freshman Carla Tejedo Mulet battled through 17 holes but came up short 3&1. Senior Kendall Griffin took her match clear to the 18th hole, but was edged out 1UP.
Shortly after winning the quarterfinals, the No. 1-seeded Tigers went back out to face the No. 5 seed Mississippi State. Wallace won her match 2&1, securing the lone LSU victory on the 17th hole. Tejedo Mulet and Stone both ended the day losing 2&1 on 17, while Griffin lost on 18 2UP. Lindblad finished with a tie at the 18th hole.