June 12, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State golfers Carrie Sordel and Katie Quinney will compete at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship at the Ocean Hammock Golf Club in Palm Coast, Fla., June 17-22. The Public Links championship is staged for women who primarily play the country’s public courses. A total of 144 women will compete in the stroke and match play tournament over of total of six days and seven rounds.
Sordel qualified by shooting a 77 at Bolingbrook Golf Club in Bolingbrook, Ill. May 27. She was one of three golfers from the site to qualify for the national championship. Quinney qualified for the event based on her performance in last year’s Public Links Championship outing at the Meadows Course of the Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Ore.
Sordel begins stroke play June 17 at 1:50 p.m. off the first tee. Quinney is scheduled to tee off from the same hole at 12:40 p.m. the same day.
Sordel and Quinney will both be competing in their home state of Florida and within two hours of their respective hometowns. Sordel is from Windermere outside of Orlando while Quinney is from Atlantic Beach outside of Jacksonville.
While at Florida State, Sordel has played in one NCAA Championship, three NCAA Regional Championships and three ACC Championships. She has finished in the top-25 in each of her three ACC Championship appearances. As a junior this past year, Sordel earned her career-best finish of third and third career top-10 finish at the 2003 Ryder/Florida Championship. She averages 78.87 strokes per round in 78 rounds during 28 events in her three-year varsity letterwinning career.
Quinney has played in one NCAA Championship, two NCAA Regional Championships and two ACC Championships during her time at Florida State. At the Bryan National Collegiate in the spring of 2003, she carded her career-best single-round score of 70. Quinney averages 79.29 strokes in 77 rounds during 29 tournaments during her three-year collegiate career.