May 6, 2004 - by
Seminole Women’s Golf Team In Eighth Place at NCAA East Regional Championship

May 6, 2004

The Florida State University women’s golf team is in eighth place in the team standings of the 2004 NCAA East Regional Championship at the Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort after the first round of competition. The Seminoles are led by sophomore Caroline Larsson and senior Carrie Sordel who are in a tie for 28th place in the individual standings with identical scores of four-over par 76. The top eight teams from the regional championship advance to the NCAA Championship at Auburn University May 18-21.

The Seminoles are ranked 32nd in the nation and seeded 13th in the regional championship.

Duke, the nation’s No. 1 ranked team and favorite to win the East Regional and NCAA Championships, is in first place in the team standings and holds an 11 stroke lead over second-place Oklahoma State. Duke is led by Leigh Ann Hardin and Brittany Lang who are in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings. Incredibly, four of the five Blue Devils competing in the event are in the top seven with all carding even-par scores of 72 or better. Meaghan Francella of North Carolina is the individual leader after one round as she carded a three-under par 69. The Tar Heels are in sixth place in the team standings.

Larsson, who earned All-ACC honors for the first time in her career this season, played well on both the front and back nine during the first round. She was even-par on seven of the nine holes on the front and even on six of the nine on the back. Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) birded the 14th hole and begins play in Friday’s second round only three strokes out of the top ten of the individual standings. Sordel (Windermere, Fla.) also played well in her first round of season as she carded a four-over par 76. She carded two birdies on the back nine including one on the 18th hole to move in to contention for a top 10 finish.

Seminole freshman Jaclyn Burch (Wildwood, Mo.) played perhaps her best round of the spring season as she finished with a five-over par score of 77. She played 11 of the 18 holes at even par and earned a birdie on hole 15. Burch, who is playing in her first regional championship, has carded four of her last five rounds at 77 or better.

Senior Katie Quinney (Atlantic Beach, Fla.), who also earned All-ACC honors for the first time in her career this season, is in a tie for 50th place in the individual standings. She carded an uncharacteristic seven-over par score of 79. Quinney entered the regional championship averaging a career-low 75.13 strokes during the first five tournaments of the spring.

Senior Alison Curdt (St. Louis, Mo.) totaled an eight-over par 80 and will look to improve her individual score and standing in the final two rounds of the event. She is competing in her fourth career NCAA Regional Championship and hopes to help lead the Seminole to their second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Championships.

Florida State continues play in the championship as it tees of in the second round Friday at 8 a.m.

2004 NCAA East Regional/Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort/Par 72
Howey-In-The Hills, Fla./(First Round Florida State Results)

T8/21 Florida State 308
T28 Caroline Larsson 76
T28 Carrie Sordel 76
T37 Jaclyn Burch 77
T50 Katie Quinney 79
T61 Alison Curdt 80

2004 NCAA East Regional/Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort/Par 72
Howey-In-The Hills, Fla./(First Round Team Results)

1. Duke 286 12. Alabama 311
2. UNLV 297 13. Furman 312
3. Oklahoma State 298 14. NC State 316
4. Tulane 301 South Carolina 316
5. Auburn 302 16. Louisiana State 319
6. North Carolina 303 Campbell 319
7. Tennessee 307 18. UNC Wilmington 320
8. Florida State 308 19. Southern 336
9. Miami 309 20. Mississippi 338
10. Florida 309 St. Francis (Pa.) 338
Wake Forest 309
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