April 19, 2003 - by
Seminoles Remain In Fifth At ACC Women’s Golf Championship

April 19, 2003

The 22nd ranked Florida State University women’s golf team improved its’ team score by 27 strokes but remained in fifth place in the team standings after two rounds of the 15th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Golf Championship at Salem Glen Country Club. Senior All-America and All-ACC candidate Kristin Tamulis has moved into a tie for sixth place in the individual standings as she carded a three-over par 74 in the second round. She is within six stokes of a trio of players on top of the leader board entering the second round.

Every Seminole player improved dramatically from their first rounds scores after playing the first 18 holes in driving rain and gusting wind. Freshman Caroline Larsson improved an amazing 14 strokes (75 from 89), Carrie Sordel by 12 strokes (74 from 86), Katie Quinney by six strokes (77 from 83), Tamulis by four strokes (74 from 78) and Alison Curdt by three strokes (75 from 78).

Playing in her fourth career ACC Championship, Tamulis (Naples, Fla.) is looking for her third consecutive top-five finish. She finished fourth in 2002 and tied for fourth in 2001. Tamulis improved eight spots in the individual standings with her play in the today’s second round.

Junior Alison Curdt (St. Louis, Mo.) is tied for eighth in the individual standings and is playing her best golf of the year. Her 36-hole total of 153 is her second best two-round score of the year. Curdt had a 148 total for 36 holes in finishing 13th at the Ryder/Florida Championships two weeks ago.

Juniors Katie Quinney (Atlantic Beach, Fla.) and Carrie Sordel (Windermere, Fla.) are tied for 20th in the individual standings with identical two-round scores of 160. Quinney’s previous best ACC Championship finish is tied for 28th in 2002 while Sordel finished tied fir 18th in 2002. Freshman Caroline Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) carded a four over par 75 and has a 164 total in the first two rounds.

Duke continues to lead after the second round of the event. The Blue Devils shot a second round 290 (600 two-round total) and leads Wake Forest (608) by eight strokes. NC State is in third (616), North Carolina is fourth (618), Florida State is fifth (623) and Maryland is sixth (633). Wake Forest’s Nuria Clau and North Carolina’s Meaghan Francella both fired two-under par 69 Saturday, while Duke’s Virada “Oui” Nirapathpongporn shot even par 71. The three are tied atop the leader board at 146, four-over par.

The final round begins Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m.

15th Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Golf Championship/Par 71
Salem Glen Country Club/Clemmons, N.C./April 18-20/(Second Round Florida State Results)

5/6 Florida State 325 298 623
T6 Kristin Tamulis 78 74 152
T8 Alison Curdt 78 75 153
T20 Katie Quinney 83 77 160
T20 Carrie Sordel 86 74 160
26 Caroline Larsson 89 75 164

15th Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Golf Championship/Par 71
Salem Glen Country Club/Clemmons, N.C./April 18-20/(Second Round Team Results)

1. Duke 310 290 600
2. Wake Forest 316 292 608
3. NC State 315 301 616
4. North Carolina 320 298 618
5. Florida State 325 298 623
6. Maryland 327 306 633
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