May 8, 2004
HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s golf team finished in fourth place at the NCAA East Regional and will play in their second consecutive NCAA Championship May 18-21 at Aburun University. The Seminoles finished with a 904 team score and finished as one of the eight teams from the region to advance to the national championship. Seeded 13th in the region entering the event, the Seminoles stunned a number of highly ranked teams to advance to the pinnacle event of the women’s collegiate golf world.
The Seminoles finished fourth in the event behind No. 1 ranked Duke, UNLV and North Carolina with a team score of 904. All four of Florida State’s countable scores came in at two-over par 74 and give the team a final round score of 296. The Seminoles moved into fourth after finishing the firsrt round in eighth place and the second round in seventh place. The Seminoles are one of four ACC teams and will joine Duke, North Carolina and Wake Forest in the national championship.
“We felt we could surprise the field in this regional,” said Head Coach Debbie Dillman. “I am very confident in in every member of our team and felt good entering the weekend. We are very excited to have earned our way back to nationals.”
The Seminoles advanced to the nationals with a total team effort. Seniors Alison Curdt (St. Louis, Mo.), Katie Quinney (Atlantic Beach, Fla.) and Carrie Sordel (Windermere, Fla.) along with sophomore Caroline Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) and freshman Jaclyn Burch (Wildwood, Fla.) contributed to the outstsnding afternoon for the program.
Curdt (74), Larsson (74) and Burch (74) played their best rounds of the tournament while Quinney (74) and Sordel (76) combined to card the Seminoles third-best round of the spring season. Curdt carded four birdies in finishing with a 74; Larsson carded three birdies and played the back nine at even par and Burch carded four birdies and played nine rounds at even par. Quinney, an All-ACC selection, was even-par over the final 17 holes on the day and Sordel played 14 of the 19 rounds at par or better.
Sordel earned her best career regional finish as her 222 score for the 54-hole event earned her a tie for 11th place finish in the individual standings. She shot a career-best two-under par 70 in the second round. Sordel was followed by Quinney’s 223 total which placed her in a tie for 13th in the individual standings.
Florida State finished in a tie for 19th place at the 2003 NCAA Championship at Purdue University. The Seminoles are ranked 32nd nationally in the latest GolfWeek/Sagarin power rankings and have earned five consecutive top 10 team finishes.
For the complete team and individual results please log on to golfstat.com. Beaceuse of their early finish the Seminoles clinched their bid to the NCAA CHampionships with a number of teams still on the course. Check back to seminoles.com for complete final and individual results.