April 2, 2002
TALLAHASEE, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s golf team closes its regular season as it travels to play in the 18th annual Ryder/Florida Women’s Collegiate Championship March 5-7 at Don Shulas’ Golf Club in Miami Lakes, Fla. The event features four teams ranked in the nation’s top-50 and seven ranked among the nation’s top-100. Florida State finished sixth in the field of 14 teams last season. Junior Kristin Tamulis (Naples, Fla.) finished in a tie for 13th-place in the individual standings and joined former Seminole Louise Wright (second place) to help Florida State earn a pair of top-15 finishes.
THE RYDER/FLORIDA WOMEN’S COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Florida State is joined by Barry University, UCF, Florida, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Florida Southern, Jacksonville, Lynn University, Miami, Rollins College, Stetson and South Florida in the 18th annual Ryder/Florida Women’s Collegiate Championship. The event is being held at Don Shulas’ Golf Club for the 12th consecutive season.
FLORIDA STATE IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
Florida State is ranked 42nd in this week’s GolfWeek/Sagarin Collegiate Rankings. The ranking represents the highest of the season and is a jump of two places from last week. Junior Kristin Tamulis is ranked 54th in the nation in the individual rankings. The individual ranking is also the highest of the season for Tamulis and is a jump of 100 positions from the end 2001 season when she earned All-ACC honors for the first time during her career.
FLORIDA STATE EARNS TOP FINISH AT LADY SEAHAWK
Florida State finished in a tie for first place in the team standings but lost out on a tie-breaker ruling to NC Stat. The Seminoles were awarded second place at the Lady Seahawk Invitational at the River Landing Golf Course March 25-26. The Seminoles and Wolfpack finished in a tie with 904 strokes through the three rounds of play, but NC State was awarded the championship in a card playoff that calculated the scores of each of the teams’ five golfers. NC State won the card playoff by a score of 1,140 – 1,144. The Seminoles’ finish marked their highest since Sept. 24-26, 1999 when the team finished second at the Lady Seminole Invitational at Seminole Golf Course. Seminole junior Kristin Tamulis finished in fifth place in the team standings with a personal best three-round score of 220. She shot even par in two of the three rounds during the tournament and finished only two strokes out of the top individual spot. It marked the second consecutive tournament she had earned a top 10 individual finish.
ZIMMER EARNS TOP CAREER FINISH
Senior Alison Zimmer (Tallahassee, Fla.) earned her top career finish as she completed the Lady Seahawk Invitational in a tie for 15th-place in the individual standings. She shot a three-over par 75 in the third round and finished with a tournament total of 228. Her three-round total is the second best of her career and best since carding a 226 during the 1999 Lady Paladin Invitational.
SORDEL CONTINUES TO SHINE
Sophomore Carrie Sordel (Windermere, Fla.) earned her third top-25 finish of the spring season as she finished in a tie for 21st-place at the Lady Seahawk Invitational. She shot an even par 72 in round one of the tournament and finished with a 229 tournament score. Sordel has carded the team’s two lowest single-round scores (71 at the Lady Gator and Lady Gamecock), its third and fourth best tournament scores (222 at the Lady Gamecock and 224 at the Lady Gator) and finished a career-best tied for eighth at the Lady Gamecock.
FLORIDA STATE WOMEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (SPRING 2002)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Kristin Tamulis 3 9 3 5 72 674 74.89
Carrie Sordel 3 9 2 4 71 675 75.00
Katie Quinney 3 9 0 1 73 720 80.00
Alison Curdt 3 9 0 0 76 720 80.00
Alison Zimmer 3 9 0 2 73 722 80.22
Kelley Henderson 1 3 0 0 85 264 88.00