May 23, 2003 - by
Seminoles Finish In A Tie For 19th At NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships

May 23, 2003

Florida State fired its best round of the tournament and finished in a tie for 19th-place at the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship which concluded Friday at the Kampen Course at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex on the campus of Purdue University. The Seminoles carded a team round of 303, 26 strokes better than their first round score, to jump over Tulsa and move into a tie with Kent State on the final day. Florida State senior Kristin Tamulis finished in a tie for 28th place with a 305 total for the four round tournament.

Southern California, ranked No. 3 in the nation entering the tournament, led wire-to wire win its first ever championship. The Trojans finished 15 strokes ahead of second-place Pepperdine. Mikael Parmlid of Southern California defeated Andrea Vander Lende of Florida in the first hole of a playoff to claim the individual championship.

Tamulis (Naples, Fla.) closed out her Seminole career with a three-over par score of 75 in the fourth and final round. She carded her two best rounds of the tournament in the third and fourth rounds with scores of 74 and 75 for a second half total of 149. Tamulis improved dramatically in the second half of after carding a 156 total over the first 36 holes. Tamulis’ individual finish is the best in school history in an NCAA Tournament as were her 305 total for the 72-hole tournament.

Junior Carrie Sordel (Windermere, Fla.) carded her best round of the tournament as she closed with a two-over par 74. She averaged 81.70 stokes in the first three rounds and improved by nearly eight strokes on the final day and 18 holes. Sordel led the team in the final round marking the third time this season she has finished as the highest ranking Seminole during a single round of a tournament this spring.

Junior Alison Curdt (St. Louis, Mo.) also enjoyed her best round of the tournament as she finished with a three-over par 75. Curdt was seven-over par during the final two rounds and beginning the tournament 26 over par in the first two rounds. It marked the fourth time in the last seven rounds and eighth time this spring she has carded a single-round score of 75 or better.

Caroline Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden), one of the top freshmen in the ACC this season, also closed her inaugural collegiate season on a high note as she carded a 79. She carded single-round scores of 79 in both the second and fourth rounds of the tournament. Larsson scored 79 or better in 16 of 19 rounds during seven tournaments this spring and carded a career-low 68 in the final round of the NCAA East Regional.

Junior Katie Quinney (Atlantic Beach, Fla.) finished in a tie for xth with Larsson in the team standings as she shot an 81 in the final round. She carded her tournament score of 76 in the third round and was tied with Larsson as the second highest finish among he five Seminoles.

As the event came to a close, so did the illustrious career of Tamulis, a three-time all-ACC honoree. She is the only player in Florida State women’s golf history to earn All-ACC honors three times during her career. Tamulis played in one NCAA Championship, three NCAA Regionals, four Atlantic Coast Conference Championships and 40 total events during her career. She established a school record when she shot a 65 in the final round of the 2003 ACC Championship. Tamulis never missed playing in a tournament during her four-year varsity letterwinning career as a Seminole. In addition, earned her undergraduate degree in multinational business and Spanish from Florida State May 3.

Four players who now have NCAA Tournament experience – Curdt, Larsson, Sordel and Quinney – will all return to the Seminoles’ lineup in 2003-04. The quartet played in all 11 events for the Florida State this year and has played in a combined 84 tournaments during their careers at Florida State.

NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship/Par 72
Birck Boilermaker Golf Course/West Lafayette, Ind. (Final Florida State Results)

T19/24 Florida State 329 318 306 303 1,256
T28 Kristin Tamulis 77 79 74 75 305
86 Carrie Sordel 85 80 80 74 319
T88 Katie Quinney 84 80 76 81 321
T88 Caroline Larsson 83 79 80 79 321
T88 Alison Curdt 86 84 76 75 321

NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship/Par 72
Birck Boilermaker Golf Course/West Lafayette, Ind. (Final Round Team Results)

1. Southern California 1,197 13. North Carolina 1,241
2. Pepperdine 1,212 T14. California 1,242
3. Texas 1,213 15. Vanderbilt 1,242
4. Ohio State 1,214 16. Stanford 1,245
T5. UCLA 1,216 17. South Carolina 1,248
Oklahoma State 1,216 18. Arizona State 1,250
7. Arizona 1,217 19. Florida State 1,256
8. Florida 1,221 Kent State 1,256
9. Auburn 1,224 21. Tulsa 1,257
10. Duke 1,225 22. Nebraska 1,281
11. Georgia 1,226 23. Washington State 1,288
12. Purdue 1,234 24. Wisconsin 1,291
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