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Curdt Tied for Second And Seminoles In Eighth At NCAA Women's Golf Championship
Alison Curdt is in a tie for second place in the individual standings at the NCAA Women's Golf Championship.

Alison Curdt is in a tie for second place in the individual standings at the NCAA Women's Golf Championship.

May 18, 2004

Opelika, Ala. - Senior Alison Curdt tied her career low with a tow-under par 70 and is in a tie for second place in the individual standings after the first round of the NCAA Women's Golf Championship at Grand National Golf Course. Curdt (St. Louis, Mo.) is tied with three other players and only one stroke behind the Alison Hanna of Ohio State who is the current medalist after carded a three-under par 69. The Seminoles are in eighth place in the team standings after finishing with a team total of 301. They will begin play in the second round only three strokes from the top five and only 12 strokes behind the current team leader Oklahoma State.

Curdt's masterpiece began well and ended well for the senior who is playing in her 42nd and final tournament as a collegian. She finished one-under par on both sides of the course, totaled five birdies, played nine holes at even par and only three holes at one over par. Curdt's score of 70 tied her career-low which she also shot during the Bryan National Collegiate during the spring of 2003.

"It (playing well) really hasn't hit me yet," said Curdt immediately after finishing her round. "It's nice to come in the first round and play so well. I feel very good right now and I can't wait for tomorrow.

After playing her first hole at one-under par, Curdt was under par for nearly the entire round. She bogied her second hole to draw herself even and pared her third hole to move back under par where she remained for the rest of the entire day.

Oklahoma State, the nation's 10th ranked team, leads No. 1 ranked Duke and No. 2 ranked UCLA by one stroke in the team standings. Oklahoma State shot an even par 288 while the Blue Devils and Bruins finished with on-over par scores of 289.

Following Curdt in the individual standings were a trio of Seminoles - sophomore Jaclyn Burch (Wildwood, Mo.), and seniors Katie Quinney (Atlantic Beach, Fla.) and Carrie Sordel (Windermere, Fla.) - who finished the first round tied for 68th place with identical scores of 77. Sophomore Caroline Larsson (Danderyd, Sweden) is in a tie for 83rd place after carding a 78.

Sordel turned in a strong performance and carded one of four eagles during the first round. She eagle the 12th hole (her third of the day) as she finished 12 of her 18 holes on the day at par or better.

Florida State's tee times in the second round begin at 8:50 and continuing through 9:30 off the first tee. Curdt, by virtue of her team-leading 70, will play as the Seminoles No. 1 player in round two. The Seminoles are once again paired with Washington and Southern California.

2004 NCAA Women's Golf Championship/Grand National Golf Course/Par 72
Opelika, Ala./May 18-21 (First Round Florida State Results)
8/24   Florida State       301
T2     Alison Curdt        70
T68    Jaclyn Burch        77
T68    Katie Quinney       77
T68    Carrie Sordel       77
T83    Caroline Larsson    78

2004 NCAA Women's Golf Championship/Grand National Golf Course/Par 72
Opelika, Ala./May 18-21 (First Round Team Results)
1.   Oklahoma State      288   14.   Stanford              303
2.   Duke                289         Tennessee             303
     UCLA                289   16.   New Mexico            304
4.   Ohio State          296         North Carolina        304
5    Wake Forest         298   18.   Washington            305
6.   Vanderbilt          298   19.   Texas A&M             306
7.   Baylor              299   20.   Southern California   307
8.   Florida State       301         Purdue                307
9    Furman              302   22.   UNLV                  308
     Georgia             302         California            309
     Arizona             302         Arizona State         310
     Texas               302
     Michigan State      302

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