April 14, 2003
Florida State competes in the 15th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Golf Championship at Salem Gen Country Club in Clemmons, N.C. April 18-20. It marks the 12th time the Seminoles will compete in the event having competed each year since joining the conference for the 1991-92 season. Florida State’s top ACC Championship finishes, second place, came during the 1992, 1994 and 1995 tournaments. Tiffany Faucette (1995) and Mary Lee Cobick (1992) have earned the Seminoles top individual finishes of second place in the event.
THE ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP PARTICIPANTS
No. 21 ranked Florida State is joined by No. 1 Duke, No. 13 Wake Forest, No. 24 North Carolina, No. 38 NC State and No. 94 Maryland in the 15th annual ACC Championship. The event will be played on the par 72, 6,411 yard Salem Gen Country Club course setting that played host to the ACC women’s championship tournament in 2000 and 2002.
FLORIDA STATE WOMEN’S GOLF TEAM RANKED 21ST NATIONALLY
The Florida State women’s golf team is ranked 21st nationally in the team rankings in this week’s GolfWeek/Sagarin Power Rankings and is 17th in Golfstat’s head to head ranking of the 186 Division I women’s golf playing schools. The Seminoles are fresh from their team victory in last weekend’s Ryder/Florida Championship as they won the event for the second consecutive year. The Seminoles are ranked 21st in the nation by GolfWeek for the fifth consecutive week and have been included in the nation’s top 30 throughout the spring season. Golfstat has ranked the team 20th or higher during each of the last four weeks. The Seminoles’ No. 17 ranking is its highest since being ranked No. 12 during the weeks of Oct. 7 and 14, 2002.
TAMULIS RANKED 21ST IN INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS
Senior All-American and All-ACC candidate Kristin Tamulis is ranked 21st in the national individual rankings in this week’s collegiate GolfWeek/Sagarin Power rankings. Tamulis claimed medalist honors at the Ryder/Florida Championship to mark the second event she has won this season. She was also victorious at the Lady Gator Invitational in March. In winning two tournaments, Tamulis has become the first Seminole to win multiple tournaments in the same season since All-America Michelle Guilbault won two individual titles during the 1981 season.
FLORIDA STATE AT THE 2002 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Florida State University women’s golf team finished in fourth place at the 2002 Atlantic Coast Conference championship tournament at the Salem Glen Country Club. Kristin Tamulis finished in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings, marking the second consecutive season she has finished in the top four in the ACC championship. She finished in third place in 2001.
SEMINOLES CAPTURE TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL TITLES AT RYDER/FLORIDA
The Florida State women’s golf team, led by individual medalist Kristin Tamulis, won the team title for the second consecutive year at the 2003 Ryder/Florida Championship at Don Shula’s Golf Club and Resort. Florida State has now won the event three times since 1998. Tamulis’ individual title marked the second this spring (she also won the title at the Lady Gator Invitational) and the second of her career. The Seminoles earned the team championship by 24 strokes over second-place University of South Florida. In addition to Tamulis’ first place finish, Florida State placed two other golfers (Carrie Sordel and Caroline Larsson) in the top five of the individual standings.
FLORIDA STATE WOMEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (SPRING 2003)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Kristin Tamulis 4 9 1 7 71 659 73.22
Caroline Larsson 4 9 0 5 73 678 75.33
Carrie Sordel 4 8 1 2 71 613 76.63
Katie Quinney 4 9 1 3 70 693 77.00
Alison Curdt 4 9 0 2 74 719 79.89
TAMULIS AMONG ACC’S TOP GOLFERS
Senior All-America and All-ACC candidate Kristin Tamulis enters the 2003 ACC Tournament as the conferences fourth highest ranked golfer and one of only five with a scoring average below 74.00 strokes per round. Tamulis is averaging a career-best 73.71 strokes per round in 21 rounds during eight tournaments during her senior season. Each of the top five golfers in the ACC are separated by a mere 28 one-hundredths of a stroke since competition for the five conference teams began in September.
The ACC’s Top Women Golfers
Rank Player Team 02-03 Average
1. Eliz. Janangelo Duke 73.62
2. V. Nirapathpongporn Duke 73.69
3. Ashley Prange UNC 73.57
4. Kristin Tamulis FSU 73.71
5. Nuria Clau WFU 73.90
TAMULIS WINS SECOND TOURNAMENT OF SEASON
Senior All-America and All-ACC candidate Kristin Tamulis has won the individual titles at both the Gator Invitational and Ryder/Florida Championships this spring. Tamulis is joined by only Elizabeth Janangelo of Duke and Nuria Clau of Wake Forest as ACC players who have won multiple tournaments this year.
Individual ACC Wins in 02-03
Player School Tournament Score
Nuria Clau WFU Landfall Tradition 214
Nuria Clau WFU Bryan National 142
K. Engstrom Duke Lady Puerto Rico 215
L.A. Hardin Duke Lady Gamecock 72
E. Janangelo Duke Franklin Street Trust 210
E. Janangelo Duke Liz Murphy 210
Ashley Prange UNC Mercedes-Benz 218
Abby Spector UNC Pine Needles 218
Kristin Tamulis FSU Lady Gator 215
Kristin Tamulis FSU Ryder/Florida 220
TAMULIS AND MULTIPLE INDIVIDUAL VICTORIES
Senior All-America and All-ACC candidate Kristin Tamulis enters the 2003 ACC Tournament looking for her third individual title of the spring season. The last Seminole women’s golfer to win three tournaments in a single year was Michele Guibault who won the Auburn, Beacon Woods and Peggy Kirk Bell tournaments during her sophomore season, 1980. Guibault was an AIAW All-American in 1981 as she led the Seminoles to the 1981 AIAW National Championship.
TAMULIS WITH CAREER LOW STROKE AVERAGE
Senior All-America and All-ACC candidate Kristin Tamulis enters the 2003 ACC Tournament with a career-low 73.71 stroke average in eight tournaments this season. She is averaging more than three strokes lower the her career average during the first three years of her career. Tamulis averaged 76.88 strokes during the first 29 tournaments and 85 rounds of her career. In addition, she is averaging a career-low 73.22 strokes per round in four tournaments this spring. Her previous single season career-low 74.67 strokes in six tournaments during the 2002 spring season.
Tamulis Lowering Her Scores
Years Average Seasons Average
02-03 73.71* Spring 03 73.71*
01-02 75.47 Spring 02 74.67
00-01 76.71 Spring 01 74.86
99-00 78.63 Spring 00 79.29
* – denotes career best averages
TAMULIS BY THE NUMBERS
Senior All-America and All-ACC candidate Kristin Tamulis tied her career-low round with a 71 during the second round of the Ryder/Florida Championships and Tamulis leads the team with seven rounds of scores of 75 or under.
SORDEL EARNS BEST FINISH AT RYDER/FLORIDA
Junior Carrie Sordel (Windermere, Fla.) finished in third place at the Ryder/Florida Championship to earn her career-best individual finish. She finished only four stokes out of first place in the event with a score of 224. Sordel carded her tournament-best score of 72 in the second round. She has now earned three career-top-10 finishes. Sordel earned her career-best ACC Tournament finish of tied for 18th in 2002. An interesting note about Sordel is she caddied for All-America and All-ACC candidate Kristin Tamulis at the 2002 U.S. Women’s Open last summer.
SORDEL ALSO ENJOYING BEST SEASON
Junior Carrie Sordel is averaging a career-low 77.90 strokes per rounds in eight tournaments this year entering the ACC Championship. In addition to earning her career-best and third career top-10 finish at this springs Ryder/Florida Championship she tied her career-low single-round score with a 71 in the first round of the Lady Gator Invitational.
CURDT IN THIRD SEASON AS A SEMINOLE STARTER
Junior Alison Curdt (St. Louis, Mo.) is in her third season as a member of the Seminoles’ starting lineup and will participate in her third ACC Championship tournament April 18-20. She is playing her best of the 2003 season entering the ACC Championship. Curdt earned the fourth top-15 finish of her career at the Ryder/Florida Championship as she helped Florida State to the team title. She finished with two scores of 74 and finished with a spring-season best tournament total of 233. Curdt finished tied for 12th in the individual standings at both the ACC/SEC Challenge and the Landfall Tradition during the fall 2002 season.
QUINNEY BECOMES A MAINSTAY IN STARTING FIVE
Junior Katie Quinney (Atlantic Beach, Fla.), who shot her career-low round of 70 in helping the Seminoles to the team championship at the Ryder/Florida Championship, has developed into one of Florida State’s top players. She enters the 2003 ACC Championship playing the best golf of her career and is averaging a career-best 77.00 strokes this spring. Quinney has been in the Seminoles starting lineup since her arrival as a transfer student from Jacksonville University in the fall of 2001. She will compete in the ACC Championship for the second time this weekend.
LARSSON PLAYING WELL AS A FRESHMAN
Freshman Caroline Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) enters the 2003 ACC Championship ranked second on the Seminoles in stroke average this spring. She is averaging 75.33 stokes in nine rounds during four tournaments. Larsson has developed into one of Florida State’s more consistent players since joining the squad during the fall. She has played in all eight of Florida State’s tournaments this fall and has improved her stroke average by more than 2.5 strokes from the fall season (77.92) to the spring season (75.33).
SEMINOLE NEWS AND NOTES…
…Junior Katie Quinney carded the Seminoles’ best round of 70 (two-under par) during the second round of the Bryan National Collegiate. She led the Seminoles as she finished tied for ninth in the individual standings with a two-round two-over par 146 score;
…Senior Kristin Tamulis carded the Seminoles top-two tournament scores at the Ryder/Florida Championship (four-over par 220) and at the Lady Gator Invitational (five-over par 215). She earned individual medalist honors at both events;
…Freshman Caroline Larsson ranks second on the team with a career-high five rounds of 75 or less and carded her career-low round of 73 in the third round of the Lady Gator Invitational;
…Florida State has finished in the top-10 of each of their four tournaments this spring. They finished in the top five of both of their three-round (completed) events and in the top 10 of their one and two round events (Lady Gamecock and Bryan National Collegiate). The Seminoles have lost three complete rounds to poor weather conditions this spring.