June 18, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State University junior Alison Zimmer begins play in the United States Women’s Amateur Public Links Golf Championships June 19 at the Kemper Lake Golf Course in Long Grove, Ill. She is one of 111 women’s amateur golfers who will compete for the tournament championship in the 72-hole event sponsored by the United States Golf Association.
Zimmer, a Tallahassee native, earned a spot in the national tournament after shooting a one-under par 71 in qualifying at The Oaks Country Club in Atlanta, Ga., May 22. Her one-under par 71 round tied for the best score among the nine women in competition at the site. Zimmer’s 71 tied for the best score with Aubrey Mosley of Columbia, S.C. A total of five golfers, including Zimmer, qualified to compete in the U.S. Championship from the Oaks Country Club site.
The Oaks Country Club was one of 31 qualifying sites around the country. The sites ranged as far west as Hawaii, as far north as Minnesota, as far to the northeast as Connecticut and as far south as Miami, Fla.
Zimmer won the Tallahassee city championship in May. She won the event for the second time during her career, also winning the event in 1996 while a sophomore at Lincoln High School.
Zimmer has been a member of the Seminole golf team for three seasons. She has competed in seven events (20 rounds) during her career and averages 80.30 strokes per round. Zimmer was a member of the Seminoles starting five during the Fall 2000 season. The lowest score of her collegiate career, an even par 72, came at the Lady Paladin Invitational during the Fall 200 season.