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Women’s Golf Team Earns Top 20 Final National Standing

May 22, 2004

Freshman Jaclyn Burch led Florida State with a career-low 72 in the fourth and final round and the Seminoles finished in a tie for 19th place in the team standings at the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship at Grand National Golf Course. It marks the second consecutive season the Seminoles have finished in the nation’s top 20 after also finishing in a tie for 19th place at the 2003 National Championship.

The event was completed Saturday after being suspended because of darkness Friday afternoon.

UCLA won its second national championship as it defeated No. 10 ranked Oklahoma State by three strokes and No. 1 ranked Duke by 11 strokes. It was the Bruins’ first national championship since 1991. Sarah Huarte of California won individual medalist honors as she outpaced Karin Sjodin of Oklahoma State by one strokes.

Burch (Wildwood, Mo.) led the Seminoles with her first career even par score and finished the tournament in a tie for 90th place with a 307 total for the 54-hole event. Her previous best score of 74 came three times during the spring season including most recently in the fourth round of the NCAA Regional. It was her fourth score at 75 or below for the season.

Carrie Sordel (Windermere, Fla.) finished her career in strong fashion with a final round score of one-over par 73. After playing the first round with a five-over par 77, Sordel finished the final three rounds at three-over par – one-over par for each of the final three rounds of 18 holes. She was even on the front nine and one-over par on the back nine in the final round. She finished in a tie for 38th place after finishing in 86th place in the 2003 NCAA Championship – an improvement of 48 positions.

Sophomore Caroline Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden), who played the final two rounds at two-over par, finished in a tie for 60th place in the individual standings with a four round total of 300. After playing the first two rounds in 10-over par, she closed out the event with at two-over par in the final two rounds. Larsson, too, improved her NCAA Championship position from 2003. After finishing in a tie for 88th place last season, she improved by 28 spots during her second appearance in the national championship.

` Senior Katie Quinney (Atlantic Beach, Fla.) earned her top career NCAA finish of tied for 76th as she finished with a 304 total for the 54-hole tournament. She played her best golf in the first three rounds including an even par 72 in the third round. Quinney closed out her Seminole career as she played in four NCAA Regional and two NCAA Championship events.

Senior Alison Curdt (St. Louis, Mo.) also capped a stellar career as she competed in the second NCAA Championship of her four-year career. Curdt began the event with a near-career low 70 in the first round. She played in 42 career events and earned the only hole-in-one for the Seminoles during the last four years as she scored an ace at the NCAA Central Regional during the spring of 2002.

2004 NCAA Women’s Golf Championship/Grand National Golf Course/Par 72
Opelika, Ala (Final Florida State Results)

T19/24 Florida State 301 301 295 301 1,198
T38 Carrie Sordel 77 73 73 73 296
T60 Caroline Larsson 78 76 71 75 300
T76 Katie Quinney 77 74 72 81 304
T88 Jaclyn Burch 77 79 79 72 307
122 Alison Curdt 70 78 76 89 323

2004 NCAA Women’s Golf Championship/Grand National Golf Course/Par 72
Opelika, Ala (Final Team State Results)

1. UCLA 1,148
2. Oklahoma State 1,151
3. Duke 1,159
4. California 1,172
5. Vanderbilt 1,180
6. Texas 1,184
Washington 1,184
8. Ohio State 1,187
9. Georgia 1,190
10. Arizona State 1,191
11. Tennessee 1,193
12. Southern California 1,195
Stanford 1,195
14. Wake Forest 1,196
15. New Mexico 1,197
Arizona 1,197
Furman 1,197
North Carolina 1,197
19. Baylor 1,198
Florida State 1,198
21. UNLV 1,204
22. Purdue 1,205
23. Texas A&M 1,211
24. Michigan State 1,215
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