She's World No. 1!!!! LSU's Lindblad On Top Of World Amateur Golf Rankings
BATON ROUGE – One day before she tees off as a special invitee in the Ladies European Tour stop in her native country of Sweden, LSU’s record-setting golf star, Ingrid Lindblad, has added another milestone to her list of accomplishments.
She has ascended to the No. 1 spot in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.
Lindblad will play as an amateur starting Thursday in the Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed event at the Ulnna Golf Club, north of Stockholm.
Lindblad moved to the top spot from No. 2 in the rankings which details play over the last two years (104 weeks).
In that time, Lindblad has had eight tournament wins and 24 top 10 finishes out of 34 counting events.
The World Amateur Golf Ranking® / WAGR®, which comprises a women’s ranking and a men’s ranking for elite amateur players, is offered by The R&A and the USGA® as a global service to golf. The purpose is to: accurately rank players as they compete in competitions; to provide a ranking system that enables players to compare with each other even though they may not directly compete against each other in events; and, to stimulate ambition in players and federations to succeed in development of their game and golfing ability.
Through incorporation and assessment worldwide of both amateur and professional events, WAGR aims to be globally recognized as the ultimate ranking system for amateur golf.
Lindblad becom.es the 19th golfer to go to No. 1 in the rankings since the women’s amateur listings began in 2011.
Lindblad also recently announced as a two-time Honda Award finalist for golf (2023, 2022). The LSU star from Halmstad, Sweden, is a four-time ANNIKA Award Finalist and a four-time WGCA First Team All-American. She is the first golfer in program history to earn First Team honors four straight years. She finished the season ranked second in Golfstat with a 70.31 adjusted scoring average.
Lindblad added two tournament wins during the 2022-23 season to bring her LSU record career individual win total to 11.
Rose Zhang of Stanford, who previously held the No. 1 spot, turned pro after the conclusion of the NCAA Tournament.
LSU has three golfers in the top 100 of the WAGR with Latanna Stone presently at No. 29 and Carla Tejedo at No. 83.
The tournament Lindblad is playing in is one of the most unique as players from the LET and the DP World Tour play for one title with 78 men and 78 women in the field. Also playing in the event is former LSU All-America and LPGA winner Madelene Sagstrom, also from Sweden. Sagstrom is off the 10th tee Thursday at 1 a.m. CT, while Lindblad will be in the afternoon wave in Sweden which means her round will tee off around 6:40 a.m. CT.
Coverage of the tournament on The Golf Channel will begin Thursday at 6 a.m. CT.