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FSU 4th At WVIAC Central

DANIELS, W.Va. -- Fairmont State shaved 14 strokes off its first round score to help move it into fourth place at the WVIAC Central at Canaan Valley Resort.

FSU shot 301 in the first round, but came back with a 287 on day two to finish with a score of 588. Concord won the tournament with a score of 568, followed by Davis & Elkins (575) and Bluefield State (581).

"I couldnt ask for a better performance than the boys put on this weekend," said head coach Doug Comer. It was great watching the kids play their heart out and so tremendous poise at the same time."

Senior captain Justin Stambaugh fired a second round 69 to help lead the Falcons on day two. Stambaugh and Tyler Hartzell each finished tied for 11th individually in the tournament with two-day totals of 146.

"Stambaugh's 69 could have been a 66 or lower," Comer said. "He hit the ball great and this round really has to boost his confidence with the closing conference championship coming up. I would love to see some low scores at the championship which will enable him to creep into contention for all-conference honors."

Jordan Shaffer was two strokes back in 19th place with a 148.

"Jordan held it together in the closing holes to stay 1-under par for the day," Comer remarked. "The kid learned a lot about himself and his game. He has all the tools to compete like that all the time. He was a great late pickup for us before school started and he's starting to show his value."

Jess Ferrell and Jake Helmick each posted scores of 151 to finish 31st at the tournament.

"All in all, the all players contributed to this win," Comer said. "Jake Helmick and Tyler Hartzell carried us the first day while Jess Ferrell, Stambaugh and Shaffer picked up the slack on the second day. It's a lot of fun watching them smile while there playing so well. It breeds great scores when you have a positive mental approach to the game."