Aug. 14, 2002
SCARBOROUGH, N.Y. –
Florida State University Katie Quinney, a junior member of the Seminole women’s golf team, fell to Ellen Port in the first round of match play at the 102nd U.S. Women’s Open at Sleepy Hollow Country Club. Quinney had advanced through the first two rounds of stroke play but was defeated 2-up by Port.
Quinney led through much of the front nine but fell behind and the match was all-square at the turn. Quinney took her first lead as she parred hole No. 3 while Port bogied the hole. She then went two up after the seventh hole with another par and a bogie by Port. The two finished the front nine tied when Quinney bogied No. 8 and parred No. 9 while Port recorded a par on eight and a birdie on nine.
Port won hole No. 10 and held the lead until Quinney squared the match on No. 14. Port carded a birdie at No. 16 and won with a par on No. 18 to take a two-hole victory.
Quinney (Jacksonville Beach, Fla.) joined Florida State’s starting five for the majority of the 2001-02 season after transferring from Jacksonville University where she played her freshman season. She competed in the NCAA Central Regional and the ACC Championship as a sophomore.