March 14, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State will compete against nine of the nation’s top 25 teams in the 2002 Lady Gamecock Classic. Play in the event runs from Friday (March 15) through Sunday (March 17) at the University Club in Blythewood, S.C. Action gets underway at 8 a.m. each day. Duke, the four-time defending tournament champions begins play looking to win its fifth consecutive Lady Gamecock Classic. The Blue Devils, ranked No. 3 in the nation, are the highest ranked team in the tournament with all 15 teams competing in the event ranked in the nation’s top 50.
THE LADY GAMECOCK INVITATIONAL FIELD
Florida State is joined by Alabama, Duke, Furman, Kentucky, Louisiana State, New Mexico, North Carolina, Purdue, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest in the 15-team event. The tournament is being played at the Par 72, 5,996-yard course at the University Club in Blythewood.
FLORIDA STATE IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
Florida State is ranked 48th in the most recent GolfWeek/Sagarin team rankings. The Seminoles’ ranking represents a jump of seven positions from the first rankings of the spring. Florida State continues to rank fourth among ACC teams in the national rankings. Duke (No. 3), Wake Forest (No. 14) and North Carolina (No. 26) join Florida State as all are ranked in the nation’s top 50. Junior All-America candidate Kristin Tamulis (Naples, Fla./Naples) is ranked 84th in the individual rankings.
SORDEL LEADS FLORIDA STATE AT LADY GATOR INVITATIONAL
Sophomore Carrie Sordel (Windermere, Fla./West Orange) shot a career-low one-over par 71 in the third round and finished in ninth place in the individual standings at the SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational at the University of Florida Golf Course. Sordel and junior Kristin Tamulis (tied for 20th-place) finished in the top-20 in the individual standings to help the Seminoles to an 11th-place finish in the team standings.
SORDEL SETS STANDARD AT LADY GATOR
Sophomore Carrie Sordel enjoyed the best tournament of her collegiate career at the Lady Gator Invitational. Sordel’s third round score (71), three-round tournament score (224) and individual finish (tied for ninth) were all career-bests for the second-year player. Her previous low single-round (73) and tournament score (231) came at last year’s Lady Gator Invitational. Her previous best finish was a 25th-place standing at the 2001 ACC Championships.
TAMULIS EARNS NINTH TOP-20 FINISH
Junior Kristin Tamulis earned her ninth career top-20 standing as she finished in a tie for 20th at the Lady Gator Invitational. She moved up in the individual standings in both of the final two rounds. She was in a tie for 31st place after round two and improved her standing by 11 positions to finish in a tie for 20th-place. Her third round score of 76 was her best of the tournament.
QUINNEY EARNS SPOT IN STARTING LINEUP
Sophomore Katie Quinney (Atlantic Beach, Fla./Fletcher) finished third among Florida State’s starting five at the Lady Gator Invitational and has cemented her position in the Seminoles’ starting five. The transfer from Jacksonville University was in a tie for 22nd-place after two rounds and shot her career low score of 73 in the first round of the Lady Gator.
FLORIDA STATE WOMEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (SPRING 2001)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Carrie Sordel 1 3 0 1 71 224 74.67
Kristin Tamulis 1 3 0 0 76 233 77.67
Katie Quinney 1 3 0 1 73 243 81.00
Alison Curdt 1 3 0 0 76 245 81.67
Alison Zimmer 1 3 0 0 77 245 81.67
Kelley Henderson 1 3 0 0 85 264 88.00