March 21, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State competes in its third tournament of the season as it travels to play in the UNC Wilmington Lady Seahawk Invitational at River Landing in Wallace, N.C. The River Landing Golf Club is located 30 minutes from historic Wilmington. The event will be played on the par-72, 5,957-yard River Landing Golf Club course. The competing teams will play 36 holes Monday and finish the event with 18 holes Tuesday. All three rounds will be played in shotgun start formats.
THE LADY SEAHAWK INVITATIONAL FIELD
Florida State is joined by Augusta State, Campbell, Charleston Southern, Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, Elon, Georgia State, Indiana, James Madison, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, NC State, Penn State, UNC Greensboro, UNC Wilmington and William and Mary in the Lady Seahawk Invitational.
FLORIDA STATE IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
Florida State enters the Lady Seahawk Invitational ranked 44th in the nation. The Seminoles’ team ranking is an improvement of four spaces following their ninth-place finish at last week’s Lady Gamecock Classic. Junior All-America candidate Kristin Tamulis (Naples, Fla.) is ranked 57th in the individual rankings.
FLORIDA STATE FINDS SUCCESS AT LADY GAMECOCK CLASSIC
Florida State junior Kristin Tamulis finished in seventh place and sophomore Carrie Sordel (Windermere, Fla.) finished in eighth place to lead the Seminole women’s golf team to a ninth place finish at the Lady Gamecock Classic at the University Club. Tamulis fired an even-par 72 and Sordel carded a career-low tying 71 to post her second consecutive top-10 individual finish. It was the first top-10 team finish of the season for the Seminoles.
THE TALE OF TAMULIS’ TAPE AT THE LADY GAMECOCK
Junior All-America candidate Kristin Tamulis tied her career-best with a 221 three-round total in earning her top individual finish of the spring 2002 season at the Lady Gamecock Classic. Her even par score of 72 in the third round marked the third time during her career she had earned an even par or lower score in a single round. Tamulis’ seventh place finish was her third top-10 placing of her career and best since finishing third at the 2001 ACC championship tournament.
SPEAKING OF SORDEL AT THE LADY GAMECOCK
Sophomore Carrie Sordel’s third round score of 71 at the Lady Gamecock Classic was the best of the 85 competitors over the final 18 holes of the event. It also tied her career-best round that she shot Feb. 24 during the final round of the Lady Gator Invitational. Sordel has now shot 73 or better in three of her last four rounds entering the Lady Seahawk Invitational. She completed the first round of the Lady Gamecock in a tie for 46th-place, moved into a tie for 22nd-place after round two and improved 13 more positions in the final round to finish in a tie for eighth place.
SEMINOLE NEWS AND NOTES
Sophomore Carrie Sordel is averaging nearly five strokes per round fewer in the spring (74.33) as compared to the fall season (79.17) through the first six rounds of the season…Sophomore Katie Quinney (Atlantic Beach, Fla.) shot a career-low round of 73 in the first round of the Lady Gator Invitational…Senior Alison Zimmer (Tallahassee, Fla.) has competed in more events this springs (two) than she did during the entire 2001 spring season.
FLORIDA STATE WOMEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (SPRING 2002)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Carrie Sordel 2 6 1 3 71 446 74.33
Kristin Tamulis 2 6 1 3 72 454 75.67
Katie Quinney 2 6 0 1 73 486 81.00
Alison Curdt 2 6 0 0 76 487 81.17
Alison Zimmer 2 6 0 0 77 494 82.33
Kelley Henderson 1 3 0 0 85 264 88.00