April 7, 2002 - by
Florida State Women’s Golf Team Wins Florida/Ryder Collegiate Championship

April 7, 2002

The Florida State women’s golf team won the team title at the Ryder/Florida Collegiate Championship and Seminole All-America candidate Kristin Tamulis earned the best finish of her career as she came in second place in the individual standings. The Seminoles captured the team title for the second time in the last four seasons as they finished 11 strokes ahead of the defending tournament champion Florida Gators. Tamulis registered a 74 on Sunday, including a one-under par 35 on the back nine, to pull within one stroke of the lead but was unable to catch Miami’s Camilla Hilland who earned medallist honors for the tournament.

The victory marked the first team title for the Seminoles since winning the Ryder/Florida Collegiate Championship in 1998. It also marked the third time in the 19-year history of the tournament the Seminoles have claimed the state championship. It was the 15th team title for Debbie Dillman, the Seminoles’ head coach.

“We are obviously excited and I am very happy for the players,” said Dillman shortly after the conclusion of Sunday’s third and final round. “We have very good players on this team who have the ability to win. This win can be a springboard for us as we head into the Atlantic Coast Conference championship and hopefully into the postseason beyond that.”

Florida State defeated second place Florida by 11 strokes in the final team standings. During the tournament, the Seminoles carded the best team score in the first round and the second best team scores in both the second and third rounds.

Tamulis (Naples, Fla.) earned a career-best tying second place finish for the second time in her career. She also finished second at the Hatter Fall Classic during the fall 2001 season. It also marked the third consecutive top 10 finish for the junior. Her three-round tournament score of 220 is tied for the second best of her career and marks the second time in two weeks she has scored a 220.

Seminole senior Alison Zimmer (Tallahassee, Fla.) earned her first career top-10 finish as she finished in a tie for fifth place with Andrea Vander Lende of Florida. Zimmer finished with a career-best tournament score of 225 after tying her career-best single-round scored with a 72 in the second round.

Sophomore Katie Quinney (Atlantic Beach, Fla.) finished in seventh place to mark the best finish of her Seminole career. She finished in a tie for sixth place at the Butler North/South Intercollegiate as a freshman at Jacksonville University during the spring of 2001. Quinney’s 228 tournament score marked the best of her career.

Sophomores Alison Curdt (St. Louis, Mo.) and Carrie Sordel (Windermere, Fla.) also played well for Florida State. Curdt finished in a career-best tied for 14th-place and Sordel helped the Seminoles win the event with a three-over par 75 in Sunday’s third round.

Ryder/Florida Collegiate Championship/April 5-7, 2002
Don Shula’s Golf Resort/Miami Lakes, Fla. (Individual Results – Final)

1/13 Florida State 293 300 307 900 +36
2 Kristin Tamulis 71 75 74 220 +4
T5. Alison Zimmer 73 72 80 225 +9
7. Katie Quinney 72 77 79 228 +12
T14. Alison Curdt 77 76 79 232 +16
T23. Carrie Sordel 78 83 75 236 +20

Ryder/Florida Collegiate Championship/April 5-7, 2002
Don Shula’s Golf Resort/Miami Lakes, Fla. (Team Results – Final)

1. Florida State 900 8. Florida International 964
2. Florida 911 9. Barry 981
3. South Florida 918 10. Rollins 983
4. Miami 930 11. Stetson 996
5. Florida Atlantic 940 12. Jacksonville 1,011
6. UCF 945 13. Lynn 1,014
7. Florida Southern 947
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