Lindblad Remains on 2020-2021 ANNIKA Award Watchlist

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU sophomore Ingrid Lindblad continues to be a member of the 2020-21 ANNIKA Award Watch List as the teams head into the NCAA Championships next week in Arizona. Lindblad is one of ten players on the list.

by Haylee Knight
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Lindblad Remains on 2020-2021 ANNIKA Award Watchlist

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU sophomore Ingrid Lindblad continues to be a member of the 2020-21 ANNIKA Award Watch List as the teams head into the NCAA Championships next week in Arizona. Lindblad is one of ten 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 closed out the regular season with wins at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic and the LSU Tiger Golf Classic. She went on to finish second in SEC Championship Stroke Play with a school record 202 (-14) over 54-holes. Lindblad finished in the Top-10 in all nine stroke play events this season, including six finishes in the Top-5.

Lindblad is shooting a 70.26 average and is ranked No. 2 by Golfweek and No. 3 by Golfstat among NCAA players. She has shot par or under in 19 of her 27 rounds played so far this season.

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 received her second invitation to the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and finished in a tie for third at the 2021 event. 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.

Following the completion of the 2021 regular season Lindblad was named to the All-SEC First Team. Last season she 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 in 2020.

LSU is currently ranked No. 3 by Golfstat and No. 4 by Golfweek and WGCA. The Tigers resume competition May 21-26 at the NCAA Championships in Scottsdale, Arizona.