June 25, 2003
URBANA, Ill. –
Kristin Tamulis, who recently graduated from Florida State University with a degree in multinational business, advanced to within three rounds of the final round in the championship flight at the recently completed 103rd U.S. Women’s Western Amateur Golf Championship at Stone Creek Golf Club. Competition in the event finished June 21st with Brittany Lang from McKinney, Tex., winning the championship.
Tamulis advanced to the third round of match play in the championship flight before falling to Katie Futcher. After finishing in a tie for 21st place during two rounds of stroke play, Tamulis won her first two matches during match play with victories over Kelly Anders and Malinda Johnson. She defeated Anders, 2 up, and beat Johnson, 3 and 2.
In a tight final match, Tamulis fell to Futcher, 2-up. Futcher advanced to the quarterfinal round with the victory over Tamulis before falling to Meagan Francella, 1 up. Francella lost to Lang in the championship finals of the event.
Tamulis recently completed her career at Florida State as one of the most decorated players in Seminole women’s golf 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. She helped lead the Seminoles to the NCAA Championship in 2003 for only the third time in school history.
First Round (Stroke Play) 72 (tied for 9th)
Second Round (Stroke Play) 76-148 (tied for 21st)
Third Round (Match Play) Tamulis def. Kelly Anders, 2 up (championship flight)
Fourth Round (Match Play) Tamulis def. Malinda Johnson, 3 and 2 (championship flight)
Fifth Round (Match Play) Katie Futcher def. Tamulis, 2 up (championship flight)