March 25, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State, which earned its fifth top-10 finish of the 2003-04 season in its last event, travels to Athens, Ga., to play in the 32nd annual Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic at the University of Georgia Golf Course March 26-28. It is the third tournament of the spring season for the Seminoles who finished in ninth place at the Lady Gamecock Invitational last week. Florida State’s five top-10 finishes this year include the team championship at the University of Alabama/Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate during the fall season. Following its participation in the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, the Seminoles will defend their team championship at the Ryder/Florida Championships in Miami Lakes, Fla., April 2-4.
THE LIZ MURPHEY COLLEGIATE CLASSIC FIELD
Florida State is joined by No. 1 Duke, No. 5 Georgia, No. 6 Ohio State, No. 8 Auburn, No. 10 Oklahoma State, No. 18 Wake Forest, No. 21 Tennessee, No. 23 Furman, Alabama, Arkansas, East Carolina, Kent State, Kentucky, Michigan State, Mississippi, Mississippi State and South Carolina in the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic. The rankings of the teams participating in the event are according to the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index. The LMCC will be played at the Par 72, 6,104 yard University of Georgia Golf Course. Top ranked Duke is the defending tournament champion. Liz Janangelo, a Blue Devil sophomore, is the defending individual champion.
QUINNEY IS FLORIDA STATE’S MS. RELIABILITY
Senior Katie Quinney (Atlantic Beach, Fla.) has earned four top-30 individual finishes in five events this year for the Seminoles. She carded a spring-low round of 73 in the first round of the Lady Gator Invitational and earned a 29th place finish at the Lady Gamecock Classic. In 16 rounds played during the fall 2003 and spring 2004 seasons, she has carded seven scores of 75 or below.
PRESTIPINO EARNS HER WAY INTO STARTING LINEUP
Junior Kristina Prestipino (Coral Springs, Fla.) has earned her way into the Seminoles’ starting for the first time during her career this spring. She competed for Florida State at both the Lady Gator and Lady Gamecock tournaments. Prestipino competed at the Florida State hosted ACC/SEC Challenge during the fall season for the Seminoles as an individual.
JACLYN BURCH – FLORIDA STATE’S YOUNG GUN
Jaclyn Burch (Wildwood, Mo.), who recorded her career-low round of 74 in the second round of the ACC/SEC Challenge during the fall season, is the only freshman in the starting lineup this season for the Seminoles. She finished in a tie for 19th place at the University of Alabama/Ann Rhodes Intercollegiate for the highest finish of her young career.
LARSSON LEADS SEMINOLES AT LADY GAMECOCK
Sophomore Caroline Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) finished in a tie for 17th-place in the individual standings and the Seminole women’s golf team finished in ninth place in the team standings as play in the Lady Gamecock Classic. It was Larsson’s sixth career top-20 finish and first top-10 team finish this spring. Larsson enjoyed the best day of the five Seminoles over the final 18 holes as she carded a four over par 76 to finish with a three-day total of 232. She improved on her tournament score by five strokes after carding a 237 and finishing in a tie for 40th place at last week’s Lady Gator Invitational.
SEMINOLE WOMEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (SPRING 2004)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Caroline Larsson 2 6 1 1 72 469 78.16
Katie Quinney 2 6 0 1 73 475 79.16
Alison Curdt 2 6 0 0 77 485 80.83
Jaclyn Burch 2 6 0 0 79 488 81.33
Kristina Prestipino 2 6 0 0 81 514 85.67