Aug. 6, 2003
GLADWYNE, Pa. –
Former Florida State University golfer Kristin Tamulis will face Brittany Lang in the first round of match play Thursday morning at the 103rd U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at the Philadelphia Country Club. Tamulis qualified for match play after posting a two-round total of 152 in stroke play over the last three days as play was interrupted several times because of weather. It marks the first time in two appearances in the U.S. Amateur Tamulis has qualified for match play.
Tamulis finished in a tie for 49th place during stroke play to earn her way into the match play field of 64 players. She finished both rounds with identical scores of 76. Tamulis completed her first round on Monday but had to wait until Wednesday to complete her second round after the round was stopped by heavy rain Tuesday.
Lang, who will oppose Tamulis as the pair tees off at 8:50 Thursday morning, qualified for match play with a two-day total of 145. She fired a second round score of two-under par 69 and finished in a tie for 12th place during stroke play. Lang finished three-strokes over par for the two rounds and only seven strokes off of the pace set by Aree Song of Korea. Song carded a two-round total of four-under par 138.
Tamulis finished her career as one of the top and most decorated women’s golfers in Florida State history. She earned All-America Honorable Mention honors from the National Golf Coaches Association following her senior season and was a three-time All-ACC selection. Tamulis became the first player in Florida State women’s golf history and only the 12th in ACC history to earn All-ACC honors three times during her career
Alison Curdt, a rising senior member of the Seminole women’s golf team wasn’t as fortunate as Tamulis, failed to make the cut after finishing with a two-day total of 163. She played well in the second round as she lowered her score by three strokes as compared to her first round score.