May 8, 2003
CLEMMONS, N.C. –
The Florida State women’s golf team is in second place and Seminole teammates Caroline Larsson and Carrie Sordel are tied for ninth in the individual standings after the first round of the NCAA East Regional at Salem Glen Country Club. The Seminoles carded their second-best team round of the season, 290, and trail No. 1 ranked Duke by only two strokes heading into Friday’s second round. Brandi Jackson of Furman and Kristy McPherson of South Carolina at the first round individual leaders with three-under par scores of 68. The top eight teams and three individuals from this region will play in the NCAA Championship May 20-23 at Purdue University.
Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) tied her career-low single-round score as she carded a one-over par 72, as she was bogie-free on 16 of the 18 holes during the round. It marked the second consecutive round she has carded a 72. Larsson carded a final-round 72 in the ACC Tournament as she finished in a tie for 21st place. Her career best finish of tied for fourth came at the Ryder/Florida Championship (April 4-6, 2003) earlier this spring.
Sordel (Windermere, Fla.) also carded a first-round score of one-over par 72. She recorded three birdies and was even par on 11 of the remaining 18 holes. Sordel’s scored of 72 is tied for her single-round best score this year (10 tournaments) and is only one stroke off her career-low single-round score of 71.
Junior Alison Curdt (St. Louis, Mo.) finished with her third best round of 2002-03 as she totaled a two-over par 73. It was her first round below 74 since Nov. 2 when she carded a career-low 69 during the second round of the Landfall Tradition. Curdt has now scored 69 in two different rounds and 73 in two different rounds for her four lowest scores of the 2002-03 fall and spring seasons.
Junior Katie Quinney (Atlantic Beach, Fla.) finished with a two over par 73 to mark the second time this year she has carded a 73. She finished two over par for the round. She played only three holes at one stoke over par and earned one birdie.
Senior All-America candidate and three-time All-ACC honoree Kristin Tamulis (Naples, Fla.) carded a two-over par 73. She has 12 rounds with scores of 73 or better in 10 tournaments this year. Tamulis birdied three of the final five holes of the first round to pull within five strokes of the individual leaders.
The Seminoles, who are playing with South Florida and East Carolina during the first two rounds of the tournament, tee off from the first tee beginning at 11:40 Friday morning.
2003 NCAA East Regional Women's Golf Championship/Par 71 Salem Glen Country Club/Clemmons, N.C./May 8-10, 2003/(First Round Florida State Results) 2/21 Florida State 290 T9 Caroline Larsson 72 T9 Carrie Sordel 72 T14 Alison Curdt 73 T14 Katie Quinney 73 T14 Kristin Tamulis 73
2003 NCAA East Regional Women's Golf Championship/Par 71 Salem Glen Country Club/Clemmons, N.C./May 8-10, 2003/(First Round Team Results) 1. Duke 288 11. Penn State 305 2. Florida State 290 T12. Mississippi State 306 3. Georgia 294 Georgia State 306 4. Vanderbilt 295 Western Carolina 306 5. Auburn 298 T15. Wake Forest 307 6. East Carolina 300 UNC Wilmington 307 7. North Carolina 307 Furman 307 T8. Arizona 303 18. Tulane 309 NC State 303 19. South Florida 312 South Carolina 303 20. Mississippi 322 21. St. Francis (Pa.) 335