Feb. 20, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s golf team opens its 2002 spring schedule as it travels to Gainesville, Fla., to play in the 30th annual SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational. The Seminoles finished in eighth place in last year’s Lady Gator Invitational and have won the tournament championship twice in its history. Karen Stupples earned medallist honors in leading the Seminoles to the team championship in 1995 and Lisa Young finished in first in the individual standings in leading Florida State to the 1980 team title.
THE LADY GATOR INVITATIONAL FIELD
Florida State is joined by Alabama, Arkansas, Central Florida, Florida, Florida International, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Florida and Vanderbilt in the 2002 Lady Gator Invitational.
FLORIDA STATE IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
Florida State is ranked 55th in the first rankings of the spring season by Golfweek Magazine. The Seminoles are the fourth highest ranked team in the ACC. Duke (ranked No. 2), Wake Forest (No. 15) and North Carolina (No. 25) are ranked ahead of the Seminoles. Junior Kristin Tamulis (Naples, Fla.), ranked 74th, is the highest ranked Seminole in the individual rankings.
TAMULIS RETURNS AS FLORIDA STATE’S TOP GOLFER
All-America candidate Kristin Tamulis, an All-ACC selection in 2001, returns as one of the conference’s top golfers for the 2002 season. She became only the seventh player in Florida State women’s golf history to earn All-ACC honors last year and has participated in 19 tournaments and 55 rounds during the first two years of her career. Tamulis led Florida State in scoring with a career-low 74.86 per round stroke average during the spring 2001 season. Her career -best finish of tied for third came at the 2001 ACC Championship.
CURDT CONTINUES TO MAKE THE CUT
Sophomore Alison Curdt (St. Louis, Mo.) participated in all 10 Seminole events during her freshman season including the ACC Championship and NCAA East Regional as she fashioned a 79.78 stroke average in 28 rounds. She shot a career-low round of even-par 72 came in the third round of the 2001 Bryan National Collegiate and finished in a tied for 46th-place in the event.
HENDERSON BEGINS FINAL SPRING SEASON
Senior Kelley Henderson (Marietta, Ga.) begins her final collegiate spring season as a member of Florida State’s starting lineup. She participated in both the 2001 ACC Championship and NCAA East Regional after earning her first career top-25 finish at the ACC Championship tournament. During the 2001 spring season, she carded her career-best round of one-over par 73 in the third round of the Bryan National Collegiate. Henderson ranked second on the team with a 78.00 average during six rounds in two tournaments.
SORDEL STAYS IN THE SEMINOLES TOP FIVE
Sophomore Carrie Sordel (Windermere, Fla.) competed in all five tournaments including the ACC Championship and NCAA East Regional for the Seminoles during the Spring 2001 season. She was one of only three Seminoles who participated in all four events during the fall 2001 season and ranked second on the team with two rounds below 75 during the fall season.
FLORIDA STATE WOMEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 2001)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Kristin Tamulis 4 12 2 4 72 916 76.33
Kelley Henderson 2 6 0 1 73 468 78.00
Alison Curdt 4 12 0 0 76 971 80.92
Alison Zimmer 3 9 1 1 71 729 81.00
Carrie Sordel 4 12 0 2 74 979 81.58
Katie Quinney 3 9 0 0 76 736 81.78
Tyler Johnson 2 6 0 0 81 504 84.00