July 26, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Senior Kristin Tamulis and juniors Alison Curdt and Katie Quinney of the Florida State University women’s golf team will play in the 2002 U.S. Women’s Amateur Golf Championship at Sleepy Hollow Golf and Country Club in Scarborough, N.Y. Aug 12-17. All three golfers earned the right to play in the event during sectional qualifying and will be playing in the event for the first time during their careers. The trio of Seminoles represent three of the 147 golfers in the combination stroke (36 holes) and match (six rounds) play format championship.
Tamulis (Naples, Fla.), who played in the U.S. Open earlier this month, qualified July 19 at the Tequesta Country Club in Tequesta, Fla. She shot a 73 and finished in a tie for fourth place along with Quinney (Atlantic Beach, Fla.). Tamulis and Quinney were two of eight golfers that qualified for the U.S. Amateur from that site.
Curdt (St. Louis, Mo.) was the first Seminole to qualify for the event as she shot a 74 and won a playoff against two other players at Blue Hills Country Club in Kansas City, Mo. July 15. Curdt finished the event in a tie for fourth and won the playoff round to earn one of the four spots from that site.
Tamulis recently competed in the 57th U.S. Women’s Open at Championship at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan. She carded a five-over par 75 in the second round of the event and finished in a tie for 135th-place with a two-round score of 158. She missed the cut by a mere 10 strokes.
Quinney has also enjoyed a successful season with a recent strong outing at the First Coast Women’s Championship at the Raddison Ponce de Leon Golf and Conference Resort in St. Augustine, Fla. She led the event after the first round, was second after 36 holes and finished in second with a 54-hole total of 221.
Curdt has also played well during the summer season. She finished second at the recently completed Missouri State Amateur and won three of four matches at the Women’s Western Amateur Championship in June.
All three players are member’s of Florida State’s starting lineup as the Seminoles finished fourth at the Atlantic Coast Conference championship and participated in the NCAA Central Regional tournament this past Spring.
The Sleepy Hollow Golf and Country Club is a semi-private 18-hole course designed by Ed Waller. It is a par 68, 4,720-yard course characterized by fast greens and narrow fairways.
A number of the greatest names in the history of women’s golf have won the Women’s Amateur and enjoyed successful professional careers. A list of the former winners includes Patty Berg, Joanne Carner, Julie Inskter, Babe Didrikson Zaharias and Beth Daniel.