Oct. 2, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State plays in its third tournament of the fall season as it travels to play in the Franklin Street Trust Tar Heel Invitational hosted by the University of North Carolina. The tournament is being played on the par-72, 6181-yard Finley Golf Course on the UNC campus. Duke is the defending tournament champion and a pair of Blue Devils, Candy Hannemann and Leigh Ann Hardin, are the defending individual champions.
THE FRANKLIN STREET TRUST TAR HEEL INVITATIONAL FIELD
Florida State (nationally ranked No. 33) is joined by Duke (No. 13), Furman (No. 6), Georgia (No. 9), Kentucky, Memphis, North Carolina (No. 15), NC State (No. 45), South Florida, Tulane, UNC Greensboro, UNC Wilmington, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest (No. 20) in one of the most competitive women’s collegiate tournaments of the fall season.
FLORIDA STATE IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
Florida State was ranked No. 33 in the Golfweek.com poll dated Sept. 27. The national ranking of 33rd represents a climb of 10 positions from the Seminoles’ pre-season ranking of 43rd. Junior Kristin Tamulis is ranked No. 19 in the individual rankings – the highest ranking of her collegiate career.
TAMULIS CONTINUES TO PLAY WELL
Junior All-America candidate Kristin Tamulis (Naples, Fla.) earned her second top-20 finish of the fall season as she place 20-th in the individual standings at the second annual Dodge ACC/SEC Shootout. She finished in a tie for sixth place at Mason Rudolph Invitational to begin the fall season. She enjoyed her best round of the tournament in the final day as she shot a 76. Tamulis is averaging a team-leading 75.00 strokes per round in six rounds this fall.
QUINNEY AND JOHNSON EARN PLAYING TIME FOR SEMINOLES
Sophomore Katie Quinney (Jacksonville Beach, Fla.) and freshman Tyler Johnson (Ponte Verde Beach, Fla.) earned playing time at the second annual Dodge ACC/SEC Shootout for the Seminoles last week. Both newcomers played as individuals in the tournament and both played well. Quinney, who will be a member of the Seminoles’ starting lineup in the Franklin Street Trust Tar Heel Invitational, finished second among the five individuals competing in the tournament with a score of 245. She shot a 79 in the second round. Johnson, a freshman, finished in 53rd place in her first career tournament as a Seminole.
THE SECOND ANNUAL DODGE ACC/SEC SHOOTOUT
The University of Florida women’s golf team won the team title and South Carolina’s Kristy McPherson won the individual title at the second annual Dodge ACC/SEC Shootout at the Raven Golf Course. The Florida State women’s golf team hosted the event. Florida led the event wire to wire and defeated runner-up Mississippi State by 12 strokes. McPherson shot a five over-par 76 in Sunday’s final round to hold on for the individual championship. She defeated Sarah Johnston of Alabama by one stroke. Florida State finished in eighth place and Kristin Tamulis finished in 20th place in the individual standings. For the second year in a row, the five Southeastern Conference teams won the conference championship
FLORIDA STATE WOMEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 2001)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Kristin Tamulis 2 6 2 3 72 450 75.00
Kelley Henderson 2 6 0 1 73 468 78.00
Alison Curdt 2 6 0 0 76 473 78.83
Alison Zimmer 2 6 0 0 79 488 81.33
Carrie Sordel 2 6 0 1 74 491 81.83
Katie Quinney 1 3 0 0 84 245 81.67
Tyler Johnson 1 3 0 0 84 255 85.00