March 20, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s golf team, ranked among the nation’s top-25 team in two different polls, continues its spring season as it travels to play in the Bryan National Collegiate in Browns Summit, N.C., March 28-30. The Seminoles have finished in the top 10 in each of their six tournaments this year with a second place showing coming at the Landfall Tradition (Nov. 1-3) and a pair of fourth place finishes at the Florida State hosted Dodge ACC/SEC Challenge (Sept. 27-29) and the Lady Gator Invitational (March 9-11).
THE BRYAN NATIONAL COLLEGIATE PARTICIPANTS
Florida State is joined by Auburn, Duke, Furman, Georgia, Louisville, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi State, North Carolina, NC State, Purdue, South Carolina, Tennessee, Tulsa, UNC Greensboro, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest in the Bryan National Collegiate.
FLORIDA STATE IN THE GOLF WEEK/SAGARIN NATIONAL RANKINGS
Florida State is ranked 21st in the nation nationally in this week’s GolfWeek/Sagarin Performance Index and 20th nationally by Golfstat. The Seminoles have finished in the top seven at both of their spring tournaments. The Seminoles have been ranked in the nation’s top-30 each week during the 2002 fall and 2003 spring seasons. The Seminoles were ranked as high as No. 15 by GolfWeek and were as high as No. 12 by Golfstat.
TAMULIS IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
Senior All-America candidate Kristin Tamulis (Naples, Fla.) is ranked 18th nationally in this week’s Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index. She won the individual title at the Lady Gator (March 9-11). 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.
FRESHMAN LARSSON AMONG TOP SEMINOLES THIS SPRING
Freshman Caroline Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) is ranked second on the team with a career-low 75.75 stroke average through the first two rounds of the spring season. She earned her career-best finished (tied for 14th) at the Lady Gator Invitational and earned her fifth career top-40 finish (tie for 37th) at the Lady Gamecock Classic. Larsson is tied for second on the team with two rounds of 75 or less and carded her career-low of 73 during the third round of the Lady Gator Invitational. She has competed in all six of the Seminoles’ tournaments since her arrival and has five rounds with scores of 75 or better in her first 16 career rounds.
QUINNEY CONTINUES TO PLAY WELL
Junior Katie Quinney (Atlantic Beach, Fla.) finished in a tie for 30th place with a one-round score of 78 at the Lady Gamecock Classic. It marked the fourth top-30 finish of her two-year Florida State career and the 13th of her three-year collegiate career. Quinney carded her season-low score of 74 during the second round of the Lady Gator Invitational in helping Florida State to a fourth place finish in the event. She is averaging 77.44 strokes in 16 rounds during six tournaments this season (fall and spring) which is nearly three strokes lower than her average of 80.37 during her first two collegiate seasons.
SEMINOLES CONSISTENT WITH THEIR STARTING FIVE
Florida State has prospered in each of its six tournaments this year with the same lineup – Tamulis, Larsson, Carrie Sordel (Windermere, Fla.), Quinney and Alison Curdt (St. Louis, Mo.).
FLORIDA STATE WOMEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 2002)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Kristin Tamulis 2 4 0 4 71 288 72.00
Caroline Larsson 2 4 0 2 73 303 75.75
Carrie Sordel 2 3 0 1 71 230 76.67
Katie Quinney 2 4 0 2 74 308 77.00
Alison Curdt 2 4 0 0 78 324 81.00