May 21, 2004
OPELIKA, Ala. –
The fourth and final round of the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship at Grand National Golf Course was suspended because of darkness and will be resumed at 8 a.m. Saturday. A total of 12 teams, including Florida State, were called off the course at approximately 7:30 p.m. CDT and will all finish the tournament Saturday. The round was delayed by 3:33 because of lightning strikes in the area causing the delay.
Florida State, which began the round in a tie for 10th place, is currently in a tie for 13th place. All five Seminole golfers have at least three holes to play as they attempt to earn the first national top-10 finish in school history since 1981. That year the Seminoles won the AI.A.W. national championship.
No. 2 ranked UCLA leads No. 1 ranked Duke by three strokes and No. 10 ranked Oklahoma State by four strokes. The Bruins are six-over par for the fourth round and two-over par for the tournament which is scheduled for 72 holes. Duke is two-over par for the fourth round and three-over par for the event while the Cowgirls are five over-par in round four and four-over for the tournament. The Blue Devils gained four strokes on the Bruins during Friday’s action.
Seminole freshman Jaclyn Burch (Wildwood, Mo.) is playing her best round of the tournament and is even-par through 14 holes in the fourth round and 19 over-par for the event. She is playing in her first national championship event. Burch’s best round of the event entering the fourth round was a five-over par 77 in Tuesday’s first round.
Senior Carrie Sordel (Windermere, Fla) has played 12 holes in the fourth round and is one-over par for the round. She has carded nine holes of par and two birdies and begins play on hole four Saturday morning. Sordel began the day seven-over par for the first three rounds and continued to play well in what is her final collegiate tournament.
Sophomore Caroline Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) is two-over through 13 holes and has played well in the last two rounds. She is one over-par for the last two rounds and 11-over par for the tournament. Larsson carded a one-under par 71 in Thursday’s third round.
Senior’s Katie Quinney (Atlantic Beach, Fla.) and Alison Curdt (St. Louis, Mo.) are also playing for the Seminoles. Quinney is seven-over par with five holes remaining in the fourth round and Curdt has four holes left to play to complete her play in the event.