March 18, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State University women’s golf team is ranked 21st in the nation and Seminole senior All-America candidate Kristin Tamulis is ranked 18th nationally in this week’s Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index. The Seminoles have finished in the top seven at both of their spring tournaments and Tamulis earned the individual championship at the Lady Gator Invitational.
Florida State finished fourth in the team standings at the Lady Gator Invitational (March 9-11) that was played at the University of Florida Golf Course. The Seminoles averaged 299 strokes per round for the three-round event.
Tamulis (Naples, Fla.) won the individual title at the Lady Gator. It was the first individual victory of her career after finishing second twice during her four-year career. Tamulis became the first Seminole women’s golfer to claim an individual championship since current assistant coach Amy Bond won the 1998 Ryder/Florida State Championship tournament.
The Seminoles most recently finished in a tie for seventh place and Tamulis finished in a tie for fourth in the rain-shortened Lady Gamecock Women’s Golf Classic at the University Club (March 14-16) in Blythewood, S.C. The final two rounds of the event were cancelled after two days of continuous rain.
Tamulis finished one stroke off the lead as she carded a one over-par 73 in Friday’s first round. She finished in a pack of five players who all tied for fourth place with scores of 73. It marked Tamulis’ fifth consecutive and seventh score of 73 or below in the last eight rounds. Her fourth-place finish marked her second consecutive and sixth career top-five individual finish.
Tamulis is averaging a career-low 72.00 strokes in four rounds during the spring season. She is only six strokes over par in her first four rounds. Tamulis played in the U.S. Women’s Open during the summer of 2002 and finished with scores of 83-75 for a total of 158, but did not make the cut after two rounds. She also played in the U.S. Women’s Amateur and the Women’s Western during the summer of 2002.
Florida State continues its spring schedule as it travels to play in the Bryan National Collegiate Championship March 28-30 in Browns Summit, N.C.