LSU’s Lindblad slips off torrid pace to fifth in U.S. Women’s Open

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LSU All-American Ingrid Lindblad, who opened with a 6-under, 65 in Thursday’s first round, remained in the thick of the leaderboard in a for fifth place after 36 holes of the United States Women’s Open at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club at Southern Pines, North Carolina, Friday.

Lindblad, who enjoyed the lowest first round by an amateur in U.S. Open history, followed that with an even par, 71 on Friday. She had three birdies on the round, all on the par 5 holes, as she finished 36 holes at 6-under 136 and is just three shots off the lead held by Mina Harigae and Minjee Lee. Both are at 9-under 133 entering the weekend.

Former LSU golfer Madelene Sagstrom was unable to make the cut after a second round of 77, finishing the 36 holes at 4-over 146. The cut came at the top 60 and ties at 3 over par 145.

The third round of the U.S. Women’s Open will be broadcast beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday on Peacock with over-the-air coverage beginning at Noon on USA Network. The coverage will then switch to NBC Sports beginning at 2 p.m. CT.

“I just was trying to do the same thing today,” said Lindblad when asked post-round about her processes after all the attention from Thursday’s round. “I made a lot of putts yesterday. I was kind of a little bit further away from the pin today. A lot of two putts. I just wanted to have the same mindset. If you hit it off somewhere just try to make par, bogey at worse.

“You just have to focus on hitting the fairway and hitting the green,” the LSU junior said of playing the weekend. “Give yourself a putt for birdie, for par. Try to play your own game and not try to focus on what is going on outside.”

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