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Women’s Golf Athletes of the Week


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Women’s Golfer Of The Week: Ingrid Lindblad, LSU

Junior

Halmstad, Sweden

  • Lindblad went wire-to-wire to complete her sixth collegiate individual title Tuesday at the Moon Golf Invitational and her LSU Tiger teammates posted their best round of the event to finish third.
  • She posted a 1-over 73 to finish 54 holes over the Suntree Country Club Classic Course at 10-under par 206, tied for the 7th lowest 54-hole total in school history. The Swedish golfer now has posted four of the top 10 54-hole scores in LSU women’s golf history.
  • Lindblad posted rounds of 66-67-73 and her 10-under total was good enough to win by three over both Beth Lillie of Virginia and Kendall Griffin on Louisville. The pair both finished at 7-under par 209.
  • Lindblad, ranked third in the Golfstat performance rankings entering the tournament and No. 2 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, tied Kristi Coats (1990-93) on the all-time LSU individual wins list with six wins each. It is Lindblad’s second title of the 2021-22 season, having won the Stevens Cup earlier in the fall.

Women’s Freshman Of The Week: Isabella van der Biest, Alabama

  • Isabella van der Biest helped Alabama overcome adversity and make a huge comeback at the Moon Golf Invitational.                                         — After a 9-over-par 297 (10th place) in the first round, the Crimson Tide improved its second round by 11 shots on a 2-under-par 286 (7th place) and then improved its third round by 18 shots on a 9-under-par 279 (4th place).                                                                            — The Tide’s 2-under-par 286 in the second round was the lowest score of the day and the Tide’s 9-under-par 279 was the lowest score of the entire tournament.                                                                                                                                                                            — The Tide surged six spots up the leaderboard from day one to day three.                                                                                                —  It marked the Tide’s fifth straight fourth-place-or-better finish since the start of the season.
  • The tournament marked Isabella’s first time competing in the Crimson Tide lineup, after competing as an individual all fall.
  • In her lineup debut, all three of Isabella’s rounds contributed to the team score, which included 3-over, even par and 1-over rounds. Her even par in the second round marked her career low.
  • Isabella tied for 26th place on a 4-over-par 220 tournament total.
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