LSU Golfers Lindblad, Stone On Preseason ANNIKA Watch List

by C. Kent Lowe
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LSU Golfers Lindblad, Stone On Preseason ANNIKA Watch List

BATON ROUGE – LSU junior golfers Ingrid Lindblad and Latanna Stone are on the first Watch List for the ANNIKA Award announced Friday by Golf Channel and Golfweek.

Lindblad was a finalist for the award in 2021 and Stone also was on the list during the 2020-21 season.

A total of 20 players are on the preseason Watch List with LSU, Arizona, Stanford and Wake Forest the only schools with multiple players on the list. Stanford had three 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 college golf media. Named for and presented by Annika Sorenstam, the award was created in partnership with the Haskins Foundation to acknowledge the top female golfer at the end of the season and to match the Haskins Award presented by Stifel, which acknowledges the top male Division I collegiate golfer.

Stifel, one of the nation’s leading wealth management and investment banking firms, serves as the presenting sponsor of both the ANNIKA and Haskins Awards, recognizing annually the most outstanding NCAA Division I female and male college golfers. Stifel also serves as a presenting sponsor for the NCAA Division I Women’s and Men’s Golf Championships on GOLF Channel.

Lindblad, from Sweden, won two tournaments for the Tigers last season, was named a first-team All-America and had six top five finished in averaging 70.71. Stone finished in the top five four times, was named an honorable mention All-America and averaged 72.35.

Here is the Preseason ANNIKA Award Watch List
(listed alphabetically):

Jensen Castle, Kentucky
Hannah Darling, South Carolina
Karen Fredgaard, Houston
Annabell Fuller, Florida
Linn Grant, Arizona State
Rachel Heck, Stanford
Maddison Hinson-Tolchard, Oklahoma State
Vivian Hou, Arizona
Yu-Sang Hou, Arizona
Julia Johnson, Ole Miss
Gina Kim, Duke
Cindy Kou, Southern Cal
Rachel Kuehn, Wake Forest
Ingrid Lindblad, LSU
Emma Spitz, UCLA
Latanna Stone, LSU
Beatrice Wallin, Florida State
Lauren Walsh, Wake Forest
Angelina Ye, Stanford
Rose Zhang, Stanford