June 20, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State University junior Kristin Tamulis will play in the 2002 U.S. Women’s Golf Open July 4-7 at the Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan. She is one of 81 qualifiers in the field of 150 that includes 12 United States Golf Association champions. Tamulis earned her way into the field during a local qualifying tournament at the Naples (Fla.) Beach Hotel Golf Course and in two sectional qualifying rounds at the Country Club at Heathrow (Fla.).
Tamulis recorded a three-over par 75 in the local qualifying tournament and shot a two-round total of 149 at the sectional qualifying tournament.
Tamulis (Naples, Fla.) earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors for the second consecutive season in 2002. She became only the second women’s golfer in Seminole history to earn All-ACC honors twice during her career. Former Seminole Karen Stupples was named All-ACC in 1994 and 1995.
Tamulis closed the 2001-02 collegiate season ranked 42nd in the nation in the GolfWeek/Sagarin individual rankings. She averaged a career-low 74.67 strokes per round as a junior. Tamulis was ranked as high as 40th among all collegiate women’s players entering the NCAA Central Regional Tournament and finished in a tie for 34th in the event. She began the spring season ranked 74th and vaulted to 57th after finishing in seventh place in the individual standings at the Lady Gamecock Classic. She was in 54th position after her fifth-place finish at the Lady Seahawk Invitational and climbed to 45th with her second-place finish in the individual standings at the Ryder/Florida Collegiate Championships.
The U.S. Women’s Open is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA. Other championships include the U.S. Open, the U.S. Senior Open and 10 national amateur championships.