Sept. 12, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s golf team, which has finished in the top-20 in the nation in each of the past two years, opens its fall season as it travels to the Cougar Fall Classic at Yeaman’s Hall Golf Club in Hanahan, S.C., Sept. 13-14. Florida State is ranked No. 27 in the preseason poll by GolfWorld Magazine. It marks the third consecutive year the Seminoles are ranked in the nation’s top 30 heading in the season.
THE COUGAR FALL CLASSIC FIELD
Florida State is joined by Campbell, Charleston Southern, the College of Charleston, East Carolina, Furman, Kentucky, Louisiana State, Maryland, Ole Miss, North Carolina, NC State, Richmond, Tennessee, Virginia and Wake Forest in the 2004 Cougar Fall Classic. The vent is played at the Yeamans Hall Country Club in Hanahan, S.C. The course has deep sand bunkers, and extremely difficult par 3’s and 4’s. It is a traditional-style course with tree-lined fairways and small to medium-sized greens
PREVIEWING THE 2004-05 FLORIDA STATE WOMEN’S GOLF TEAM
With a pair of experienced starters, a strong group of six veterans and four talented freshmen on its roster, the Florida State women’s golf team is eagerly anticipating the start of the 2004-05 season. The Seminoles have earned two consecutive top-20 national finishes and are looking to sustain that success as they continue the process of developing the program into one of the elite programs in the world of collegiate women’s golf. As evidenced by its two top-20 national finishes in the last two years, the Florida State women’s golf team is well on its way to cementing its status as one of the nation’s top programs. The Seminoles have played in the NCAA Tournament in 12 of the last 14 years and advanced to the NCAA Championship seven times during that span. Individually, at least one Seminole has earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors in each of the last four years. Florida State finished 19th nationally in 2004 and returns two starters – Caroline Larsson and Jaclyn Burch (Wildwood, Mo.) — who were integral players in helping the Seminoles earn five top-five team finishes and a fourth place finish at the NCAA East Regional last season. Larsson and Burch could be joined in the starting lineup by senior Tyler Johnson (Ponte Vedre Beach, Fla.) or junior Kristina Prestipino (Coral Springs, Fla.) , who both played as members of the Seminoles’ starting lineup in 2004, or any one of the four talented newcomers who have become part of the Florida State tradition of winning for the first time this season.
LARSSON EARNS ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA HONORS
Junior Caroline Larsson (Denderyd, Sweden) and with former Seminole Alison Curdt (St. Louis, Mo.) earned Academic All-America honors from the National Golf Coaches Association at its annual awards dinner held in conjunction the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship in May. Larsson, a psychology major, earned the academic honor for a second consecutive season. After two full years as a student at Florida State Larsson has never received any grade less than an A- (and she has only ever received two of those grades). Curdt earned Academic All-America honors for the third time in her career. The senior with a double major in psychology and professional golf management earned the honor as a sophomore, junior and senior (freshman were ineligible for the honor 2001). Curdt has already finished her academic requirements for her psychology degree and is only one semester shy of earning her PGM degree. To earn All-America mention from the NGCA players must possess at least a 3.5 grade point average for their academic career and be a significant contributor to the team for the season.
SEMINOLE WOMEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 03 AND SPRING 04 COMBINED)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Katie Quinney 11 32 7 10 67 2,402 74.99
Carrie Sordel 6 17 1 6 70 1,365 76.20
Caroline Larsson 11 32 3 10 71 2,445 76.60
Alison Curdt 11 32 3 9 70 2,488 77.25
Jaclyn Burch 11 32 1 5 72 2,513 78.55
Tyler Johnson 4 11 0 1 75 887 79.03
K. Prestipino 3 8 0 0 79 681 84.59
Gemma Harris 1 2 0 0 77 165 87.50