Oct. 20, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s golf team, ranked 26th nationally in the most recent rankings by GolfWeek Magazine, plays host to the jewel of their schedule – the fourth annual ACC/SEC Challenge – Oct. 24-26 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The event will be played on the par 71, 5,937-yard Raven Course at Sandestin. Auburn enters the tournament as the defending team champion, Diana Ramage of Auburn is the defending individual champion and the SEC is the defending conference champion.
THE ACC/SEC CHALLENGE FIELD
Florida State is joined by No. 1 Duke, Maryland, No. 22 North Carolina, NC State and No. 18 Wake Forest who will play for the Atlantic Coast Conference. Also playing in the event are No. 40 Alabama, No. 3 Auburn, No. 10 Florida, Kentucky and No. 27 Mississippi State who will play for the Southeastern Conference. The SEC has won the Commissioners’ Cup each of the first three years of the event while Auburn has claimed the team championship twice.
ACC/SEC CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT HISTORY
Year Team Champion Individual Medalist Conf. Champion
2000 Auburn Celeste Troche, Auburn SEC
2001 Florida Kristy McPherson, South Carolina SEC
2002 Auburn Diana Ramage, Auburn SEC
FLORIDA STATE FINISHES FIFTH AT NMSU TOURNAMENT
Florida State finished in fifth place in the team standings and Seminole senior Katie Quinney (Atlantic Beach, Fla.) finished in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings at Price’s Give ‘Em Five Intercollegiate at New Mexico State University. It marked the second consecutive top-five finish for the Seminoles who won the team title at the University of Alabama Intercollegiate to begin the 2003 fall season. Quinney earned her second consecutive top ten finish as she was among five players who completed the event with a three-round total of 223. She carded a near career-low tying 71 in the third round to finished the event at seven-strokes over par. Quinney finished in third place at the University of Alabama Intercollegiate two weeks ago and has now earned seven top-10 finishes during her collegiate career.
FLORIDA STATE LOOKING TO EXTEND TOP FIVE TEAM FINISH STREAK
Florida State, which won the team title at the Alabama Intercollegiate and finished fifth at the New Mexico State University Tournament to begin the fall 2002 season, enters the ACC/SEC Challenge in search of its third consecutive top-five finish. A top five finish in the ACC/SEC Challenge would mark the first time since the fall 1996 when the it finished third at the Lady Seminole Intercollegiate, fourth at the Auburn Tiger Invitational and fifth at the Beacon Woods Invitational that Florida State finished in the top five of three consecutive events.
QUINNEY HOPING TO EXTEND TOP 10 INDIVIDUAL FINISH STREAK
Senior Katie Quinney, who finished third at the University of Alabama Intercollegiate and sixth at the New Mexico State University Tournament, enters the ACC/SEC Challenge looking for a trio of top-10 individual finishes. Her third place finish at the Alabama Intercollegiate marks her highest finish during her Seminole career. Quinney is looking to become the first player to finish in the top-10 in at least three consecutive events since former Seminole All-American Kristin Tamulis finished in the top ten in four consecutive tournaments during the spring of 2003.
SEMINOLE WOMEN’S GOLF STATISTICS (FALL 2003)
Name Tourn. Rounds Par -75 Low Strokes Avg.
Katie Quinney 2 5 1 3 71 372 74.40
Alison Curdt 2 5 1 2 70 374 74.80
Caroline Larsson 2 5 0 0 76 385 77.00
Carrie Sordel 2 5 0 1 73 393 78.60
Jaclyn Burch 2 5 0 0 76 395 79.00
Gemma Harris 1 2 0 0 77 165 87.50