May 28, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State University junior golfer Alison Curdt was one of 30 competitors to advance from the U.S. Women’s Open local qualifier at The Standard Club in Duluth, Ga., May 14. Curdt finished in a tie for 19th place with a three-over par score of 75 in the first of two qualifying events for the U.S. Open. Curdt will now compete in a sectional qualifier June 3-10 looking to earn a spot in the 2003 U.S. Open.
Curdt is looking to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open for the first time during her career. She played in the U.S. Women’s Amateur and the U.S. Women’s Amateur Western Open during the summer of 2002.
Curdt, a three-year starter for the Seminoles, played in the 2003 NCAA Women’s Division I Championship and helped Florida State to a top-20 national finish. She finished in a tie for 88th-in the event that was played at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex at Purdue University. After starting the event in a driving rainstorm, she improved tremendously in rounds three and four of the as she carded a four over-par 76 in round three and a three-over par 75 in the round four. Curdt totaled 151 in the final 36 holes as compared to 170 in the first 36 holes – an improvement of 19 strokes (8.5 per round).
In advancing to the sectional qualifying round, Curdt will compete in 36 holes of stroke play in her attempt to qualify for the Open. Sectional qualifying will take place at eight locations around the country. The 2003 U.S. Women’s Open Championship will be held at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club’s Witch Hollow Course in North Plains, Ore., July 3-6.