CLARKSBURG, W.Va. -- Fairmont State's Elizabeth Frederick shot a second round low of 72 to pace Fairmont State to a third place finish in the Falcon Fall Classic on Monday at the Sunny Croft Country Club.
Concord ran away with the team title with a score of 631. West Virginia Wesleyan came in second with 671, nipping Fairmont State by just three strokes.
Frederick's 1-over 72 on Monday gave her a two-day total of 150, two shots behind medalist Steph Feareth of Concord.
"You just never know what Elizabeth is shooting out there," said Doug Comer, Director of Golf at Fairmont State. "She looks like she is going to shoot 90, but she hands me a scorecard that says 72. Her game and demeanor are so natural out there, she could take two weeks off and go right back out there and contend with the best. She is the most gifted player that I have ever seen. She is one of the best players in the conference."
Nicole Smith cracked into the top-five with a second round score of 83 for a two-day total 163.
"Nicole has a lot of fire in her," Comer commended. "She is a constant grinder out there. If anyone can find a way to muster up a par when they need one, it's Nicole. She gets the most out of her game, and for a player of that size, she can get the ball out there off the tee. I just want her to relax more and have fun on the course. She is her hardest critic and you can see it on her face. She will be a consistently scoring in the 70s once she learns to have fun with it."
West Liberty made the best turnaround from first round scoring 11 shots better in the final round to close out with a total of 685. In her last semester of golf, WLU senior Sarah Relyeah shot back-to-back 77s to place third. Concord's Marina Erice and West Virginia Wesleyan's Jennifer Smith rounded out the all-tourney team with a 159 and 163 scores, respectively.
FSU freshmen Danielle Davis and Cat Fiorini faired well in their first collegiate tourney. Davis shot 39 on the back-nine to finish with a 86 on the day while Fiorini ended with a 95.
The Lady Falcons will travel to St. Vincent this coming Monday for a one-day event at Glengary Golf Links just outside Latrobe, Pa.