October 29, 2002 - by
Florida State Women’s Golf Team Closes Out Fall Season At Landfall Tradition

Oct. 29, 2002

The Florida State women’s golf team closes out its 2002 fall season as it travels to Wilmington, N.C. to participate in the Landfall Tradition Women’s Golf Championship. The event is being held on the Pete Dye Course at the Landfall Golf Course in Wilmington. The course measures 6,607 yards and has a par of 72. The 54-hole event, hosted by UNC Wilmington, will feature 18 holes each day by 12 men’s teams and 12 women’s teams. A practice round will be held Thursday, Oct. 31, and the tournament gets underway Friday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 a.m. The Dye Course is no stranger to championship-caliber golf. It served as the host site of the 1994 NCAA Women’s Golf Championship.

Florida State is joined by Alabama, Arizona State, Colorado, Louisville, Mississippi State, Penn State, Purdue, Texas Christian, Tulsa, UNC Wilmington and Wake Forest in the 2002 Landfall Tradition Women’s Golf Championship.

Florida State was ranked in the nation’s top-25 in all three major polls for the fourth consecutive week last week. The Seminoles were ranked No. 21 by Golfstat and Golf World and No. 23 by Golfweek. The Seminoles have been ranked as high as No. 15 in the Golfweek/Sagarin poll during the week of Oct. 1and as high as No. 12 by Golfstat during the weeks of Oct. 7 and Oct. 14.

Florida State has utilized just one starting lineup through its first three tournaments of the fall season (Tamulis, Alison Curdt, Carrie Sordel, Katie Quinney and Caroline Larsson)…Three of the Seminoles starters (Curdt, Sordel and Quinney) are all averaging career-best single-season stroke averages with Curdt (St. Louis, Mo.) averaging nearly five strokes fewer per round as compared to the first 20 rounds of her career… Sordel (Windermere, Fla.) carded a near career-low 72 in the final round of the Lady Paladin Invitational and missed tying her career-best score by one stroke…Sordel’s career-low score of 71 came at the Lady Gator and the Lady Gamecock Invitationals during the spring 2002 season.

Florida State senior All-America candidate Kristin Tamulis (Naples, Fla.) finished in a tie for 11th-place to lead the Seminole women’s golf team to an eighth place finish at the Lady Paladin Invitational at the Furman University Golf Course. Tamulis fired her best round of the three-hole tournament as she carded a one-over par 73 in the final round and missed gaining her ninth career top-10 finish by one stroke. Florida State played its best team round of the tournament as it carded a 297 in the third round. The Seminoles’ 297 score was 10 strokes better than its first round outing and 12 strokes better than its round two score. The score is tied for Florida State’s second-best tournament score of the fall season. Tamulis grew comfortable on the course with each of the three passing rounds as he bettered her score and position with her play each day. She climbed from a tie for 21st-place after day one to 16th-place after the second round and finished in a final standing of 11th-place. She improved her score from 75 in her first 18 holes to 74 in her second 18 holes and a 73 during the final round. Furman, the tournament’s host team, fired a final-round 292 to claim its first Lady Paladin Invitational title since 1997.

Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.

Kristin Tamulis 3 9 2 6 70 674 74.89
Alison Curdt 3 9 1 4 69 679 75.44
Carrie Sordel 3 9 1 3 72 693 77.00
Katie Quinney 3 9 0 1 74 700 77.78
Caroline Larsson 3 9 0 2 74 702 78.00
Kristina Prestipino 1 3 0 0 77 241 80.33
Tyler Johnson 1 3 0 0 78 246 82.00
Gemma Harris 1 3 0 0 82 258 86.00
Amy Harris 1 3 0 0 89 274 91.33
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