Mathews earns Player of Year as Eagles rank second in conference

Eastern Alamance freshman golfer Emily Mathews (far left) was named Mid-State Conference Golfer of the Year following Monday’s performance at the league’s annual team meet. Mathews’ score of 72 - even par for the 18-hole course at Greensboro National in Brown Summit - was tops among all participating golfers. Teammate Riley Beck (far right) also earned All-Conference honors alongside golfers from Rockingham and Northern Guilford High Schools. Beck’s score of 97 helped Eastern place second overall at the meet, behind only Rockingham.

Eastern Alamance’s women’s golf team had an impressive showing on Monday at the Mid-State Conference team meet, which was held at Greensboro National Golf Course in Brown Summit. 

The Eagles, led by Mid-State Conference Player of the Year Emily Mathews, shot a team score of 306, which ranked second, behind only Rockingham’s first place score of 233. Northern Guilford placed third with a score of 314, followed by Western Alamance (337) and Person (367). 

Mathews, playing for the first time in the conference tournament as an EAHS ninth grader, was the top performer in the field, as she came through with an even par score of 72 over 18 holes.

In addition to Mathews’ outstanding day, Riley Beck placed in the top eight for the Eagles, as the Eastern High senior shot a 97. Beck’s solid performance was a huge reason why the Eagles were over to move ahead of Northern Guilford and into the second place spot. Sarah Vannavong was the third EAHS golfer to score in the team standings, as she shot a 137 over 18 holes. 

On Wednesday, October 9, the Eagles placed first in an Alamance All-County Tournament that also included Western Alamance and Southern Alamance. Playing amidst the friendly surroundings of their home course - Mebane’s Mill Creek Golf Club - the Eagles settled in well and outdid the Warriors and Patriots with a team score of 254. Southern produced a team score of 301, while Western came in at 369. 

Again it was Mathews who paced all golfers, as she won Medalist honors with her 1-under-par round of 71. Beck scored a 90 to place second among EAHS participants in the All-County meet, while junior Chandler Bryant carded a 93. Vannavong added a score of 127.