- Staff Reporter
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The LSU women’s golf team is currently in second place following the first round of the 2019 Princess Anne Invitational hosted by Old Dominion. The Tigers shot a 1-under 279 and have all four scorers ranked in the Top 25 as individuals.
Freshman Ingrid Lindblad is sitting in a tie for second place by shooting 3-under 67. Lindblad was three under on the front nine thanks to consecutive birdies on Holes 5, 6 and 7, then shot even on the back nine. It is her second consecutive round to land at 3-under this season.
Junior Kendall Griffin and freshman Latanna Stone shot even 70 and are tied for 12th place. Griffin hit par on 16 holes and ended her round with a birdie on 18 to get to even. Stone, making her collegiate debut, was 1-over thru the first nine holes then picked up an extra birdie on 17 to get even for the round.
Sophomore Presley Baggett rounded out the team scoring with a 2-over 72 and is in a tie for 25th place. Sophomore Alden Wallace and junior Kiana Oshiro, competing as an individual both shot 3-over 73 and are tied for 39th place.
It is the second consecutive round the Tigers have shot 1-under as a team, while it is the first time since the Alamo Invitational in October of 2014 that LSU has shot a round under 280 (279-284-278).
LSU was first in par 3 scoring, second in par 5 scoring and birdies, and was third in the field with 61 pars.
“It was a great start for us today with everyone playing solid all day long,” said second-year head coach Garrett Runion. “We did what we set out to do by being in the final group after the first round. Now we get to see Virginia Tech and Chattanooga up close and hopefully created more separation.
“We knew this tournament wasn’t going to be a shootout and scores were going to be a little higher with high importance on pars and playing the par 3s and 4s well and we did that. The forecast is calling for more wind and slightly cooler temperatures so if we can keep doing what we did well today, we will be alright.”
LSU is three shots behind leader Virginia Tech, shooting 4-under 276 on the par 70, 5,824-yard course. Round Two starts at 8:50 a.m. CT for the Tigers in a pairing with Virginia Tech and Chattanooga.
Fans can follow live updates throughout the tournament at Golfstat.com and on Twitter and Instagram at @LSUWomensGolf.
LSU Individual Results – Final
T2. Ingrid Lindblad – 67 -3
T12. Kendall Griffin – 70 E
T12. Latanna Stone – 70 E
T25. Presley Baggett – 72 +2
T39. Alden Wallace – 73 +3
T39. Kiana Oshiro – 73 +3
Team Standings – Final
1. Virginia Tech – 276 -4
2. LSU – 279 -1
3. Chattanooga – 280 E
4. College of Charleston – 286 +6
4. UCF – 286 +6
6. Old Dominion – 287 +7
7. Sacramento State – 289 +9
7. Coastal Carolina – 289 +9
9. Campbell – 290 +10
10. UTSA – 291 +11
11. Middle Tennessee – 292 +12
12. South Florida – 293 +13
13. East Carolina – 294 +14
14. Marshall – 298 +18
15. Minnesota – 302 +22
Article sourced from provided press release.