Aug. 5, 2003
GLADWYNE, Pa. –
Rain forced the suspension of play at the 2003 U.S. Women’s Amateur Women’s Golf Championship being played at the Philadelphia Country Club Tuesday, cutting short the second-round play of current Seminole senior Alison Curdt and 2003 Seminole All-American Kristin Tamulis. Only 60 players in the 156-player field had teed off when thunderstorms forced United State’s Golf Association Officials to suspend play shortly after 1 p.m. The decision to call play for the day was made at 4:30 p.m. when it was determined the heavy rains had made the course unplayable. Play is scheduled to resume Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m.
Curdt, who will be a senior when the academic semester begins Aug. 25 at Florida State, had yet to tee off in the second round when play was stopped. She was looking to rebound from her score of 83 during the first round of play. Curdt (St. Louis, Mo.) is competing in the U.S. Amateur for the second time in her career. She also competed in the 2002 amateur at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, N.Y.
Tamulis, who earned her bachelor’s degree in multi-national business from Florida State in April, had played the first nine holes of her second round when play was halted. After finishing with a five-over par score of 75 in the first round, she had made the turn only two strokes over par when the rain came. Tamulis (Naples, Fla.) played the back nine in one fewer stroke with six pars in round two as compared to her first round play Tuesday. Tamulis is also competing in the U.S. Amateur for the second time in her career.
The starting field of 156 players will finish their two rounds of stroke play with the low 64 scorers advancing to match play. Match play is scheduled to begin Wednesday with play continuing through the 36-hole championship final scheduled for Sunday.