U.S. Women's Open

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Southern Pines, North Carolina, USA

Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club

Ingrid Lindblad

Quick Quotes

Q. 5-under 76 but still good enough for low amateur; talk us through your round today.

INGRID LINDBLAD: It was a tougher day. After 12 holes I hit 12 greens and was 3-over par.

I hit the greens. I hit good shots. But we were kind of too far from the pin, like we were not aggressive enough to leave short birdie putts. The pin positions were hard. Got to miss it in the right spot, and I kind of gave myself too long putts.

Then I finally made something on 15, which was like a 40-footer. But that was fun.

Q. What are some of your key takeaways from this incredible week?

INGRID LINDBLAD: I was very impressed by my own short putting, especially the first three days. I saw yesterday I was the only player in the field who hadn't missed a putt under like 10 feet. I missed a few today.

But it just proves like stroke strange and practicing short putts, it's good, because you're going to need them.

It worked the first three days, and today was a little tougher.

Q. What's next for you?

INGRID LINDBLAD: Well, I was supposed to fly home tonight, but I rebooked it for tomorrow and I'm flying home and playing Scandinavian Mixed. It's five minutes from where I live. I got an invite in March, so I've known it for a while. It's European Tour and Ladies European Tour hosting it, so I'm excited.

Q. Your confidence must be sky high for that after this.


Q. You played really well for 60 holes; did fatigue set in at some point, particularly in a major championship?

INGRID LINDBLAD: I mean, it's a long week. We don't play a lot of 72-hole tournaments. Most of them are 54 holes and they're usually 36-18 or 18-18-18. Not really used to it. Like I do play 72-hole tournaments, but it's nothing we do a lot.

I was a little tired going into today.

Q. Was finishing in the top 10 in your mind at all coming down the stretch?

INGRID LINDBLAD: Yeah. On 17 I saw minus 2 was top 10, and then I didn't think my shot on 17 went like that far -- like that long. I thought it was shorter to the right, which would've given me an easier chip shot.

But as soon as I hit that putt, I was like, that's not going in. There wasn't a lot of confidence with that putt.

But yeah, I heard they were talking about it at breakfast, like top 10 gets an invite to next year. I think I'm missing out by like one shot. It sucks, but it was a good week.

Q. What are you going to remember most about this experience and this week?

INGRID LINDBLAD: I think playing with Annika was really cool. The first two rounds it was like, go Annika, and then people kind of started saying, go Ingrid instead, which I thought was kind of cool.

Like everyone is cheering you on. Maybe not if you're related to Minjee Lee who's in the lead, but everyone is cheering for you. And the people out here have been amazing, like they're screaming, go Tigers and go Ingrid and like great job this week and everything. It's been really fun.

Q. Was there ever a point in the week where you thought about turning professional early?

INGRID LINDBLAD: Not really, no.

Q. You'll be back to LSU?


Q. Did you go to that Solheim Cup that was close to where you lived?

INGRID LINDBLAD: I was only seven when that was played, and I don't think I knew what it was. But it's the same course as we're playing next week.

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