Five Tiger Golfers To Start Play In Women's Amateur in England
Latanna Stone, seen in action earlier this spring at the Augusta National Women's Am where she finished eighth.
BATON ROUGE – Five members of the LSU women’s golf team will tee off Tuesday in search of one of golf’s most prestigious amateur championships, the Royal and Ancient’s Women’s Amateur Championship at Prince’s in England.
Ingrid Lindblad, Latanna Stone, Carla Tejedo, Aine Donegan and Edit Hertzman will take part in 36 holes of qualifying that will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday. The top 64 from the initial field of 144 will then enter match play on Thursday in what will lead to a final match on Sunday for the title.
The links staging the 120th Championship boats a rich history. Prince’s offers modern championship links golf in an idyllic coastal setting. It boasts 27 holes across the Shore, Dunes and Himalayas nine-hole lay-outs. A host to Final Qualifying for The Open from 2018 to 2022, the course also co-hosted The Amateur Championship in 2013 and 2017. The club sits next to Royal St George’s, host to The Open in 2021.
Lindblad, the No. 1 amateur in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, is coming off a very good performance in the DP World Tour/Ladies European Tour Scandinavian Mixed event in Sweden. Lindblad posted rounds of 73-69-69-70 to shoot 7-under par 281 and finish in the top 35, but more importantly in the top five among the women’s portion of the field.
Lindblad is coming off a season in which she earned first-team All-America honors for the fourth time and finished fifth in the NCAA Championships.
Stone posted two wins this season in earning All-America honors for the Tigers and she has had success in events like this before. Stone, No. 29 in the WAGR, has finished top eight the last two years in the Augusta Women’s Amateur (solo eighth this year at even par 216) and has made it to match play in the United States Women’s Amateur.
Tejedo is No. 83 in the WAGR and has been a constant part of the LSU success in her first three years at LSU. She helped her native Spain to a gold medal last summer in the World University Games and earned her first invitational to the Augusta Women’s Am this past April.
Aine Donegan, who recently qualified for the United States Women’s Open in July at Pebble Beach, had a good first season at LSU after transferring from Indiana. After earning second-team Big 10 honors as a freshman, Donegan earned second team All-SEC honors after finishing third in the individual SEC championship event.
Edit Hertzman, a member of the All-SEC freshman team, had several good appearances in the 2022-23 season as the native of Sweden finished runner-up in the prestigious Darius Rucker tournament in Hilton Head earlier this spring.
Live scoring for the Amateur Championship can be found on the R and A’s website www.RandA.org.