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Florida State Women’s Golf Team Opens Fall Season at Mason Rudolph Championship

Sept. 13, 2001

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s golf team opens its’ fall 2001 season as it travels to the Mason Rudolph Championship at the Legends Club of Tennessee in Franklin, Tenn. The Seminoles begin the season fresh from an appearance in the NCAA East Regional Championship in May. The Mason Rudolph Championship will be played on the Ironhorse Course, a par-72, 6,223-yard course at the Legends Club.


THE MASON RUDOPLH CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
Florida State is joined by Alabama, Florida, Furman, Louisiana State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, NC State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Tulane, UNLV, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest in the Mason Rudolph Championship. Due to the tragic events of this week, the number of participating teams may continue to change. Teams may choose not to attend and others could be added to replace them.


LORIDA STATE IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
Florida State begins the 2001-02 year ranked as the 43rd-best team in the nation by Golfweek.com. The Seminoles are the fourth-highest ranked team in the ACC and are ranked along with Duke (No. 1), Wake Forest (No. 18) and North Carolina (No. 41) in the nation’s top 50. Last season, the Seminoles recorded 17 victories over teams ranked in the nation’s top 50.


SEMINOLE WOMEN AND MEN AT THE SAME SITE
The Mason Rudolph Championship is the only Division I intercollegiate tournament in the nation that will concurrently host women’s and men’s events at the same site. While the Seminole women play the Ironhorse Course, the Seminole men will play the Roper’s Knob Course, which is also located at the Legends Club.


SEMINOLES PLAY HOST TO SECOND ANNUAL DODGE ACC/SEC SHOOTOUT
The Florida State women’s golf team will play host to the second annual Dodge ACC/SEC Shootout at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Fla., Sept. 28-30. The event matches five ACC schools (Florida State, Maryland, North Carolina, NC State and Wake Forest) against five SEC schools (Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi State and South Carolina) and with one wild-card team (Furman). Auburn, who is not competing in the event this season, won the team title as it led the SEC to the conference title during the inaugural event last season. Media wishing more information on the event should contact Chuck Walsh of the Florida State sports information office at (850) 644-1077.


SEMINOLES’ TAMULIS RETURNS AS ALL-ACC GOLFER
Junior Kristin Tamulis (Naples, Fla.), who earned All-ACC honors last season, returns as Florida State’s top golfer for the 2001 fall season. She became only the seventh player in Florida State women’s golf history to earn All-ACC honors last season and is the Seminoles’ most experienced golfer entering the 2001-02 season. She he has participated in 19 tournaments and 55 rounds during the first two years of her career and led Florida State in scoring with a career-low 74.86 per round stroke average during the spring 2001 season. She finished in a career-best tie for third place at the 2001 ACC Championship.


FLORIDA STATE WOMEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (FINAL 2000-01 SPRING)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.

Kristin Tamulis 5 14 1 9 71 1,048 74.86
Louise Wright 5 14 3 6 69 1,053 75.21
Alison Zimmer 1 3 0 0 76 234 78.00
Alison Curdt 5 14 1 1 72 1,104 78.86
Carrie Sordel 5 15 0 1 73 1,199 79.93
Kelley Henderson 5 15 0 3 73 1,208 80.53
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