BATON ROUGE – Four front-nine birdies helped propel LSU junior Ingrid Lindblad to victory in the 2021 European Women’s Amateur Championship Saturday at Royal Park in Roveri, Italy.
Lindblad fired a 5-under par 72 on the last day of play to finish 72 holes at 12-under par score of 276 after posting four under par rounds of 71-69-69-67.
The native of Sweden was three-shots clear of Alexandra Forsterling of Germany, who posted 279 and moved up two places after a 3-under 69 final round.
Lindblad, who led the tournament with 20 birdies and tied for the tournament lead in play on par 5 holes, averaging 4.50 strokes, put her stamp on the event by posting birdies on the par 4, 342-yard first hole and the par 4, 350-yard second hole.
Lindblad birdied the two par 5s on the front side at five and eight and turned for the final nine at 4-under 32. She birdied the 351-yard par 4 10th hole and then the 500-yard par 5 11th. Her only miscue came at No. 14 when she posted a lone bogey.
Sophomore Carla Tejedo Mulet of Spain and Elsa Svensson of Sweden also made the cut to the to 60 players after 54 holes.
Tejedo Mulet finished at 6-over 294 and finished in a tie for 46th place, while Svensson posted 7-over 295 and finished T52 in the four-day event.