Oct. 15, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State plays in its third tournament of the fall season as it travels to compete in the 32nd annual Lady Paladin Invitational hosted by Furman University. The event is played on the 5,885-yard, par 72 Furman University Golf Course. The Lady Paladin Invitational has a storied history dating back to its beginnings in 1972, and has been won by well-known LPGA greats Nancy Lopez of Tulsa, Betsy King, Sherri Turner and Dottie Pepper of Furman, and Donna Andrews of North Carolina.
THE 2002 LADY PALADIN INVITATIONAL FIELD
Florida State is joined by Alabama, Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, the College of Charleston, Louisiana State, Louisville, Memphis, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Carolina-Greensboro, NC State, South Carolina, Texas Christian, Tulane and Winthrop in the 32nd annual Lady Paladin Invitational.
FLORIDA STATE IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
Florida State is ranked 23rd in this week’s national GolfWeek/Sagarin poll. The Seminoles are ranked third among ACC teams behind only No. 5 Duke and No. 14 North Carolina. The Seminoles are ranked 12th in the nation by Golfstat based upon head-to-head competition against other ranked teams. In addition to the strong national team seeding held by Florida State, the Seminoles lead the nation in par-three scoring with a 3.10 stroke average. In addition, Seminole junior Alison Curdt (St. Louis, Mo.) is ranked second in the nation in par-three scoring with a 2.89 stroke average.
LOOKING BACK ON THE TAR HEEL INVITATIONAL
Florida State University finished in a tie for ninth place in the team standings and senior Kristin Tamulis finished in a tie for 15th-place in the individual standings at Franklin Street Trust/Tar Heel Invitational at Finley Golf Course. The Seminoles earned their second top-10 finish of the season following its fourth place finish at the ACC/SEC Challenge. The Seminoles have now finished in the top-10 in the team standings in five consecutive regular season tournaments. Senior Kristin Tamulis (Naples, Fla.) earned her 15th career top-15 finish as she carded a five-over par 77 in the final round to finish with a 222 score for the 54-hole tournament. It marks the eighth time she has totaled 222 or less during her 31 collegiate tournaments. Tamulis carded a career-low tying 70 in the first round of the event. Junior Alison Curdt (St. Louis, Mo.) played well for the second consecutive week as she finished in a tie for 27th-place to earn her second consecutive and fifth career top-30 individual finish. She carded a collegiate career-best 69 in the second round.
CURDT LEADING SEMINOLES THROUGH FIRST TWO TOURNAMENTS
Junior Alison Curdt is leading the Seminoles in a number of statistical categories through the first two tournaments of the season. Curdt leads the team in stroke average (74.17) and carded the teams’ lowest single round score of 69 during the second round of the Tar Heel Invitational. In addition, she is tied for the team lead with three single-round scores under 75. Curdt enters the Lady Paladin Invitational averaging nearly six strokes below her career average (80.02-74.17) for the first two years of her career.
FLORIDA STATE WOMEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 2002)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Alison Curdt 2 6 1 3 69 445 74.17
Kristin Tamulis 2 6 2 3 70 455 75.83
Carrie Sordel 2 6 0 2 75 459 76.50
Katie Quinney 2 6 0 1 74 465 77.50
Caroline Larsson 2 6 0 1 74 470 78.33
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