Eagles prevail against local foes at Mill Creek match

Eastern Alamance freshman women's golfer Emily Mathews played two rounds last week and shot a combined 1-under-par 71 in the two 9-hole events, helping lead the Eagles to a third place finish in a Mid-State Conference match September 9 in Greensboro, and a victory over Western Alamance and Southern Alamance in a tri-county match at Mebane's Mill Creek Golf Club on September 11.

Eastern Alamance’s women’s golf team continued its solid start to the 2019 season last week by competing well in a couple of local matches. On Monday, September 9, the Eagles made their way to Greensboro for a Mid-State Conference match at Bryan Park. Taking on Bryan Park’s par 36, 2,749 yard front nine, the Eagles placed third out of six competing schools. 

EAHS came up with a team score of 273, which placed them narrowly behind second place finisher Northern Guilford. Rockingham County won the match. Emily Mathews had the best round for the Eagles, as she produced an even-par 36. Chandler Bryant scored a 49, while Riley Beck produced a score of 52. Sarah Vannavong scored a 67, while Riley McCann scored a 69. 

Two days later, the EAHS women’s golf team hosted Western Alamance and Southern Alamance in a tri-team county match at Mebane’s Mill Creek Golf Club. Playing in the familiar surroundings of their home course, the Eagles played significantly better than they did in Greensboro and defeated both the Warriors and the Patriots, coming in first overall. 

Mathews once again produced Eastern’s top score, generating a 1-under-par 9 hole score of 35. Bryant scored a 42, and Vannavong scored a 65. EAHS’s top three golfers combined for a score of 142. The Eagles defeated Western Alamance by seven strokes (149), and Southern Alamance by eight strokes (150).  

Eastern returns to the links for match competition on Wednesday, as they’ll travel to Graham’s Challenge Golf Club to compete against more local schools in another all-county match.