Oct. 4, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State, ranked No. 15 in the nation in the most recent GolfWeek/Sagarin rankings, plays in its second tournament of the fall as it travels to the 27th annual University of North Carolina Franklin Street Trust Tar Heel Invitational. The event takes place at the Finley Golf Course, a par 72, 6181-yard course Oct. 4-6 in Chapel Hill, N.C. The 54-hole event follows a format of 18 holes played each of the three days with tee times beginning at 9:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday and a shotgun start beginning at 9:00 a.m. Sunday. Duke, the defending national champion, is the five-time defending champion of the event. The Blue Devils have won the event each year since 1997. The Seminoles finished 13th in the event last season.
THE 27TH ANNUAL FRANKLIN STREE TRUST TAR HEEL INVITATIONAL FIELD
No. 15 Florida State is joined by No. 5 Duke, Furman, Kentucky, Memphis, No. 23 North Carolina, No. 25 NC State, No. 8 Ohio State, No. 1 Oklahoma State, South Carolina, No. 18 South Florida, No. 24 Tulane, UNC Greensboro, UNC Wilmington and Wake Forest in an event that includes three of the top-10 and eight of the top-25 teams in the nation.
FLORIDA STATE IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
Fresh from its fourth place finish in last week’s third annual Chrysler ACC/SEC Challenge, Florida State is ranked 15th in this week’s national GolfWeek/Sagarin rankings. The Seminoles were ranked No. 42 in the nation at the end of the 2002 season after finishing fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship and participating in the NCAA Central Regional.
A RECAP OF THE ACC/SEC CHALLENGE
Auburn posted the best team score of the final round to earn a come-from-behind team victory at the 2002 Chrysler ACC/SEC Women’s Golf Challenge at the Raven Course at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The Tigers posted a 296 to surpass defending national champion Duke on the final day of competition to outdistance the Blue Devils by six strokes. It marked the second time in three years Auburn had competed in the event and the second time it has claimed the team championship. Diana Ramage, who shot a three-round total of 214 to claim individual medallist honors, led Auburn. Ramage shot a one-over par score of 214 to win the individual championship. Despite shooting her highest score of the tournament in the final round (73), she defeated Furman’s Brandi Jackson and Duke’s Elizabeth Janangelo by three strokes. Florida State posting its highest ever finish in the event, fourth place. Junior Alison Curdt (St. Louis, Mo.) led the Seminoles with a career-best finish of tied for 12th. Junior Carrie Sordel (Windermere, Fla.) finished tied for 31st place while senior Kristin Tamulis (Naples, Fla.) finished in a tie for 34th place. The Southeastern Conference won the Commissioner’s Cup for the third consecutive season.
CURDT ENJOYS BEST TOURNAMENT OF CAREER
Junior Alison Curdt enjoyed the best tournament of her Seminole career as she finished in a tie for 12th place in the individual standings at the Chrysler ACC/SEC Challenge. Curdt enjoyed the best finish of her career (tied for 12th), shot her lowest three-round tournament score (223), shot her lowest tournament score relative to par (+10) and finished as the highest ranking Seminole in a tournament for the first time during her career.
FLORIDA STATE WOMEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 01/SPRING 02 STATISTICS)
Name Tourn. Rds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Alison Curdt 1 3 0 2 73 223 74.33
Carrie Sordel 1 3 0 1 75 229 76.33
Kristin Tamulis 1 3 1 2 71 230 76.67
Caroline Larsson 1 3 0 1 74 231 77.00
Katie Quinney 1 3 0 0 77 233 77.67
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