Frazier looks to score for Wheeling Jesuit
The Cardinals' only player is in 14th place entering final round
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Through three rounds of the 2013 Division II Women’s Golf Championships, Wheeling Jesuit's only representative, freshman Kasey Frazier, sits in a tie for 14th with a 225. She is second among individual participants not with a team.
“She was very, very steady,” Wheeling Jesuit head coach Sue Vail said. “On this front 9 she was even par with a bogie and a birdie. On the back the first four holes were even pars. She boggied then followed it with a double. That's going to happen, that's part of golf.”
Kristen Sammarco (Armstrong Atlantic), Annie Dulman (Rollins) and Teresa Hernani (Lander) lead at 224. Rebecka Surtevall from Arkansas Tech is tied with Frazier at 225.
Frazier earned her spot in the championship after she shot 229 in three days at her super regional in Jolliet, Ill.
“She’s a freshman and she has three years to develop and mature as far as course management and everything,” Vail said. “She strikes the ball so well. The little times where she just leaves it out to the right [are] when she’s really going after it.”
Frazier also won the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Golfer of the Year this season.
“Besides [Friday], I can’t really complain. I got two blow up holes that I got bad breaks on,” Frazier said after she shot a 6-over 78.
Although she didn't fall out of the hunt, Frazier was not happy about her score.
“I wasn't satisfied at all,” Frazier said. “The back nine got me and I had a couple of rough breaks but other than that I think I played well [Friday].”
The back-nine 42 hurt Frazier, but due to the fact that nobody shot lights out she is still within a stroke.
“I’m still proud of her,” Vail said. “She had a 78 which isn’t great, but she’s still in the running because no one else has played well as far as the individuals go.”
For the final day of play Frazier tees off at 8:30 a.m. ET with Surtevall and Spencer Heller (Sonoma State) on the first tee of the Champions Course at LPGA international.
What’s the game plan for the final day? Don’t change a thing.
“She’s playing well,” Vail said. “Why would we mess with that? We’re not going to change anything for [Saturday].”