May 20, 2004 - by
Florida State In A Tie For 10th Place At NCAA Women’s Golf Championship

May 20, 2004




OPELIKA, Ala. –
Sophomore Caroline Larsson shot a one-under par 71 and senior Katie Quinney finished with an even par score of 70 to lead the Florida State women’s golf team into a tie for 10th place after the third round at the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship at the Grand National Golf Course. The Seminoles shot a tournament-best 295 team score and moved from a tie for 17th place after two rounds into its current position entering Friday’s fourth and final round.


The Seminoles’ 295 team score was tied for the eighth best team score of the day.


UCLA, ranked No. 2 nationally, leads the team standings with a six-under par total of 858. The Bruins are followed by No. 10 Oklahoma State at one-under 863 and No. 1 ranked Duke at one-over 865. Susie Mathews of UCLA and Karin Sjodin of Oklahoma State are tied for first in the individual standings with identical eight-under par scores of 268.


Florida State, paired with Arizona and Arizona State, finished the round with a team total d 295 – its best of the tournament by six strokes. The Seminoles 295 team score was tied for the second best of the morning wave behind only Arizona State’s 291 and tied with Baylor’s identical score of 295. Florida State shot 301 in both the first and second rounds of the event.


The Seminoles’ 295 team score is their fourth best team score for a single round this season.


Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) played her best round of the spring season as she finished with four birdies, 10 holes of par and only three bogies. She finished two-under par on the front nine and one-under par on the back nine. Larsson played a near-perfect back nine with eight holes of par and only one bogie. The one-under par 71 was her best round in seven career NCAA Championship rounds. Larsson is in a tie for 57th place in the individual standings.


Quinney (Atlantic Beach, Fla.) also played well with four birdies, 10 holes at par and only four bogies. She was even on both the front and back halves of the course. Quinney has improved her score in both the second and third rounds after shooting a 77 Tuesday and a 74 Wednesday.


Quinney is tied for 37th in the individual standings with teammate Carrie Sordel (Windermere, Fla.) – both with scores of 223 – as Sordel carded a one-over par 73 in Wednesday’s third round. Sordel has carded two consecutive rounds of one-over par 73 after finishing with a 77 in Tuesday’s first round. She was one-over par on the front nine and even par on the back, fired four birdies and was never more than two-over during the entire round.


Freshman Jaclyn Burch (Wildwood, Mo.) and senior Alison Curdt (St. Louis, Mo.) are also competing for the Seminoles. Burch carded a 79 while Curdt finished with an 86. Curdt opened the tournament with a near-career-low 70 in the first round.


Final individual and team standings and well as pairings for the fourth and final round of the championship will be posted at the completion of Thursday’s third round. The Seminoles are expected to tee of in the morning’s first round.


NCAA Women’s Golf Championship/Grand National Golf Course/Par 72
Opelika, Ala./(Third Round Florida State Results)

T10/24 Florida State 301 301 29 897
T37 Katie Quinney 77 74 72 223
T37 Carrie Sordel 77 73 73 223
T57 Caroline Larsson 78 76 71 225
T102 Alison Curdt 70 78 86 234
T107 Jaclyn Burch 77 79 79 235

NCAA Women’s Golf Championship/Grand National Golf Course/Par 72
Opelika, Ala./(Third Round Team Results)

1. UCLA 858 13. Southern Cal. 898
2. Oklahoma State 863 14. New Mexico 900
3. Duke 865 Furman 900
4. California 883 Arizona 900
5. Vanderbilt 884 Washington 900
6. Texas 890 18. Tennessee 901
7. Ohio State 891 19. Baylor 902
8. Georgia 892 20. North Carolina 904
Arizona State 892 21. UNLV 909
10. Stanford 897 Purdue 909
Florida State 897 23. Texas A&M 910
Wake Forest 897 Michigan State 910
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