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Florida State Plays In NCAA Regional For Second Straight Season

June 20, 2002

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s golf team participated in the NCAA Regionals for the second consecutive season, placed fourth at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship and earned six top-10 finishes during the 2001-02 season. Among the Seminoles’ six top-10 finishes was a first place finish at the Ryder/Florida Championship tournament and a team finish of tied for first at the UNCW Lady Seahawk Invitational.


FLORIDA STATE IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
Florida State finished the 2001-02 season ranked 40th in the nation in the GolfWeek/Sagarin rankings. The Seminoles spent the entire year ranked among the nation’s top 55 teams and peaked at No. 38 entering the NCAA Central Regional. The Seminoles were ranked 55th in the nation to began the season and climbed steadily, peaking at 39th. The Seminoles began the spring season ranked 55th, moved to 48th after the Lady Gator Invitational, were ranked 44th after their strong performance in the Lady Gamecock Classic, were 42nd following their first place finish in the Lady Seahawk Invitational and 39th at the start of the ACC Championship.


SEMINOLE INDIVIDUALS IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
Junior Kristin Tamulis (Naples, Fla.) closed the season ranked 42nd in the nation in the GolfWeek/Sagarin individual rankings. She averaged a career-low 74.67 strokes per round and earned All-ACC honors for the second consecutive season. Tamulis was ranked as high as 40th among all collegiate women’s players entering the NCAA Central Regional Tournament and finished in a tie for 34th in the event. She began the spring season ranked 74th and vaulted to 57th after finishing in seventh place in the individual standings at the Lady Gamecock Classic. She was in 54th position after her fifth place finish at the Lady Seahawk Invitational and climbed to 45th with her second place finish in the individual standings at the Ryder/Florida Collegiate Championships.


SEMINOLES IN THE NCAA CENTRAL REGIONAL
Florida State University finished in 17th place in the NCAA Central Regional at Forest Akers West Golf Course on the campus of Michigan State University. The Seminoles’ top player – junior Kristin Tamulis – finished in a tie for 34th place in the individual standings. All five Seminoles played their best golf of the tournament on the final day as was displayed by their scores. Tamulis shot a third round score of 76 – five strokes better than her second round score; senior Alison Zimmer (Tallahassee, Fla.) shot a final round score of 79 – four strokes better than her second round score; sophomore Katie Quinney (Atlantic Beach, Fla.) shot a third round score of 80 – five strokes less than her first round score; sophomore Alison Curdt (St. Louis, Mo.) shot a third round score of 79 – nine strokes under her first round score and sophomore Carrie Sordel (Windermere, Fla.) shot a final round 83 – a drop of seven strokes from her first round score.


FLORIDA STATE AT THE ACC CHAMPIONSHIP
The Florida State University women’s golf team finished in fourth place at the 14th annual Atlantic Coast Conference championship tournament at the Salem Glen Country Club April 19-21. Junior Kristin Tamulis finished in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings marking the second consecutive season she has finished in the top four in the ACC championship. She finished in third place in last year’s event. The Seminoles finished fourth in the team standings as they finished with a 911 team score.


FLORIDA STATE WOMEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (SPRING 2002)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.

Kristin Tamulis 6 18 5 11 71 1,344 74.67
Alison Zimmer 6 18 2 5 72 1,414 78.56
Katie Quinney 6 18 1 2 72 1,435 79.72
Carrie Sordel 6 18 3 6 71 1,402 77.89
Alison Curdt 6 18 0 0 76 1,436 79.78
Kelley Henderson 1 3 0 0 85 264 88.00


FLORIDA STATE WOMEN’S GOLF TEAM WINS FLORIDA/RYDER COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Florida State won the team title at the Ryder/Florida Collegiate Championship and junior Kristin Tamulis earned the best finish of her career as she came in second place in the individual standings. The Seminoles captured the team title for the second time in the last four seasons as they finished 11 strokes ahead of the defending tournament champion Florida Gators. Tamulis registered a 74 on Sunday, including a one-under par 35 on the back nine, to pull within one stroke of the lead but was unable to catch Miami’s Camilla Hilland who earned medallist honors for the tournament.


SEMINOLE WOMEN’S GOLF TEAM EARNS FIRST PLACE FINISH AT LADY SEAHAWK INVITATIONAL
Florida State finished in a tie for first place in the team standings but lost out on a tie-breaker ruling to NC State and were awarded second place at the Lady Seahawk Invitational at the River Landing Golf Course. The Seminoles and Wolfpack finished in a tie with 904 strokes through the three rounds of play, but NC State was awarded the championship in a card playoff that calculated the scores of each of the teams’ five golfers. NC State won the card playoff by a score of 1,140 – 1,144. Junior Kristin Tamulis finished in fifth place in the team standings with a personal best three-round score of 220. She shot even par in two of the three rounds during the tournament and finished only two strokes out of the top individual spot. It marked the second consecutive tournament she had earned a top 10 individual finish. Tamulis finished seventh at the Lady Gamecock Classic.


TAMULIS EARNS ALL-ACC HONORS
Junior Kristin Tamulis earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors for the second consecutive season as selected by a vote of the league’s six head coaches. She is only the second women’s golfer in Seminole history to earn All-ACC honors twice during her career. Former Seminole Karen Stupples who was named All-ACC in 1994 and 1995.


TAMULIS ENJOYS STELLAR SEASON
Kristin Tamulis led the team with a career-high four top-10 finishes, five single round scores of par or better, 11 single round scores of 75 or below, four top-10 finishes, low tournament score (220), tournament score vs. Par (+2) and tied for the team low (with Carrie Sordel) with her season-low score of 71 during the first round of the Ryder/Florida Championships. She will enter the 2002-03 season as an All-America candidate as one of the top senior golfers in the nation. She closed out her junior season as she finished seventh at the Lady Gamecock Classic, fifth at the Lady Seahawk Invitational, a career-high tying second at the Ryder/Florida Championships and fourth at the ACC Championship. During that four-tournament span she averaged 73.42 strokes per round, shot par or better five times, did not shoot above a 76 in any single round and earned an average individual finish of 4.5. Tamulis enjoyed the best ACC tournament of her career with scores of 75-72-73 to finish with a four-over par score of 220. Tamilus led the Seminoles with a career-low 74.67 stroke average in 18 rounds during six tournaments.


ZIMMER CLOSES HER CAREER WITH BEST SEASON
Senior Alison Zimmer, a member of Florida State’s starting five who competed in both the NCAA Central Regional and the ACC Championship, closed out her Seminole career in style during the 2001-02 season. She finished tied for 50th in the individual standings at the NCAA Central Regional and in 11th place of the ACC tournament. Zimmer shot a career-best 225 and earned her best career finish with a fifth place standing in the Ryder/Florida championship to help lead Florida State to the team championship for the event. She listed the top two individual finishes of her career during the season (fifth at the Ryder/Florida Championship and 11th place the ACC Championship tournament). For the season, her top single round scores included four at 73 or below and five under 75. Zimmer ranked second on the team with a 78.56 stroke average in 18 rounds during six tournaments.


SORDEL CONTINUES TO PLAY WELL AS A SEMINOLE
Sophomore Carrie Sordel enjoyed her best season as a Seminole as she participated in all six of the team’s events including the NCAA Central Regional and the ACC Tournament this past spring. She earned her three best career tournament scores, first two top-10 finishes, top two career individual finishes and four lowest single-round scores of her career during the season. Sordel’s best career tournament outing came at the Lady Gamecock Invitational as she established career-bests for tournament score (222), tournament score vs. par (+6), single-round score (71 to tie her career best) and individual finish (tied for eighth). She also played well at the Lady Gator Classic to open the Spring 2002 season as she carded a 71 (third round) for the first time, finished with a 224 tournament score and finished in a tie for ninth place. Sordel finished in a career-best tied for 18th position in the ACC Championship that was seven positions better than her 25th place finish in the event as a freshman. She competed in the NCAA Central Regional to mark the second consecutive season she has played in the NCAA Championship Tournament and averaged a career-low 79.78 strokes in 18 rounds during a career-high six tournaments.


CURDT MAINTAINS SPOT IN STARTING FIVE
Sophomore Alison Curdt participated in all six team events as a member of Florida State’s starting lineup for her second consecutive season. She earned her first career top-15 finish at the Ryder/Florida Championship as she finished in a tie for 14th to help the Seminoles win the team title at the event for the second time in the last four years. She finished the event with a three-round total of 232 (second-best tournament total of her career) to lead a parade of four Seminoles in the top 15. The Ryder/Florida championship was one of two events during the spring season in which she shot in the 70’s during all three rounds. She was also in the 70’s during the Lady Seahawk Invitational as the Seminoles tied for the team championship. Curdt earned her first career hole-in-one during the second round of the NCAA Central Regional. Curdt’s hole-in-one allowed her to improve her single round score by eight strokes as she finished the second round with an eight-over par score of 80. Her hole-in-one was the only one during the three regionals of the 2000 women’s NCAA Tournament. Curdt averaged 79.78 strokes in 18 rounds during six tournaments during the spring 2002 season.


QUINNEY FITS RIGHT IN AT FLORIDA STATE
Sophomore Katie Quinney, a member of Florida State’s starting five throughout the season, competed in both the NCAA Central Regional and the ACC Championship. She finished among the team leaders in rounds at par or better, rounds of 75 or better and was tied for third on the team with a low-round score of 72. She realized a steady decrease in her scores during the Spring 2002 season and averaged below 80.00 strokes per round for a single season for the second time in her career. Quinney averaged nearly one stroke fewer per round during the spring (79.72) than she did during the first three seasons of her career (80.41). The best outing of her career came at the Ryder/Florida Championship as she established personal bests for single-round score (71), three-round tournament score (228), tournament score vs. par (+12) and individual finish (seventh). Her outstanding outing helped Florida State win the event for the second time in the last four years. Quinney competed at the NCAA Central Regional to earn NCAA experience for the first time in her career. She ranked third on the team with a 79.72 stroke average in 18 rounds during six tournaments.


HENDERSON CLOSES STRONG SEMINOLE CAREERM
Senior Kelly Henderson (Marietta, Ga.), who earned two varsity letters as a member of the Florida State women’s golf team, closed out her collegiate career as the Spring 2002 season came to an end. She played in a career-high seven tournaments (21 rounds) and participated in both the ACC Championship and NCAA East Regional Championship during the 2000-01 season.

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