Dec. 11, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Kristin Tamulis, who earned All-America Honorable Mention Honors in 2003 as a member of the Florida State women’s golf team, secured one of the top non-exempt berths for the 2005 LPGA Tour at qualifying school during the first week of December. Tamulis earned one of 35 non-exempt cards at the qualifying tournament which was held at the Legends Course and Champions Course at the LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.
While she won’t have the scheduling freedom that comes with exempt status, Tamulis will have the ability to play in many of the tournaments on the LPGA Tour schedule in 2005. She finished in a tie for 32nd in Qualifying School and missed finishing in the top 30 (and earning exempt status) by one stroke.
Tamulis, who finished ninth in earnings as a rookie on the Futures Tour in 2004, was fifth among non-exempt finishers at Qualifying School. She finished with a three-over par 363 for the five-round qualifying event. Tamulis finished with scores of 71-72-70-74-76. She missed earning exempt status by one stroke as the top 25 players finished with scores of 262 or better. The final six players earned their exempt status after a three-hole playoff.
Tamulis finished her collegiate career as one of the top and most decorated women’s golfers in Florida State history. She earned All-America Honorable Mention honors from the National Golf Coaches Association following her senior season and was a three-time All-ACC selection. As a senior in 2003, she became the first player in Florida State women’s golf history and only the 12th in ACC history to earn All-ACC honors three times during her career. Tamulis earned her bachelor’s degree in multinational business studies in May of 2003.