April 18, 2004 - by
Quinney And Seminoles Finish Fifth At ACC Women’s Golf Championship

April 18, 2004

Florida State University senior Katie Quinney finished in a tie for fifth place to lead the Seminoles to a fifth place finish at the 16th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Golf Tournament at Salem Glen County Club. Quinney closed the tournament with a two-over par 74 to finish with a 213 total – she came within two strokes of tying her career-best tournament score (211) – and earned her third consecutive top-five individual finish.

No. 1 Duke won its ninth consecutive ACC Championship as it ran away from the field and posted a 19-stroke victory over second-place Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons, who had two individuals finish in the top-10, surpassed North Carolina during the final round to earn their fifth consecutive runner-up finish. Brittany Lang of Duke carded a three-under par 68 in the final round and finished with a 204 total to earn medalist honors. She snuck past North Carolina’s Meaghan Francella during her final three holes to win her first ACC Championship.

Quinney (Atlantic Beach, Fla.) maintained her top five standing with a three-over par score of 74 in the final round. She finished the event with an even-par score of 213 after carding a career-best 67 during the second round of the event. Quinney closed out the regular season in fine fashion with a third place finish at the Liz Murphey Classic at the University of Georgia (March 26-28), a tied for fourth placing at the Ryder/Florida Championship (April 2-4) and this weekend’s tied for fifth place finish.

Quinney is the second consecutive Florida State golfer to earn a top five ACC individual finish. Senior All-America Kristin Tamulis finished in a tie for fourth last season.

Senior Alison Curdt (St. Louis, Mo.) earned her second consecutive top 15 finish at the ACC Championship as she finished in a tie for 15th place. She carded an one-over par 72 to lead the Seminoles in the third round and finished with a season-best 221 total for the 54-hole tournament. Curdt was at or within one stoke of par in two of the three rounds played in the championship.

Sophomore Caroline Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) also finished strong as she carded a three-over par 74 and finished in 16th place. She, too, finished with a season-best tournament score of 222. The 16th place finish was Larsson’s best ACC finish of her two-year career; she finished in a tie for 21st place in last year’s championship.

Freshman Jaclyn Burch (Wildwood, Mo.), playing in her first ACC Championship, played her best golf of the weekend in the final round as she finished with a three-over par 74. Her total of 231 also marks a career-best score for a 54-hole tournament. Junior Tyler Johnson (Ponte Vedre Beach, Fla.) also played her best golf of the tournament in the final round. She was also playing in her first career ACC Championship.

16th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Championship/April 16-18, 2004/Par 71
Salem Glen Country Club/Clemmons, N.C. (Final Florida State Results)

5/7 Florida State 293 300 294 887
T5 Katie Quinney 72 67 74 213
15 Alison Curdt 73 76 72 221
16 Caroline Larsson 72 76 74 222
T28 Jaclyn Burch 76 81 74 231
35 Tyler Johnson 87 84 82 253

16th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Championship/April 16-18, 2004/Par 71
Salem Glen Country Club/Clemmons, N.C. (Final Team Results)

1 Duke 838 5 Florida State 887
2 Wake Forest 857 6 Maryland 904
3 North Carolina 861 7 Virginia 915
4 NC State 884
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