Eagles show improvement in conference golf matches

Eastern Alamance's women's golf team placed third in three consecutive Mid-State Conference team meets over the past week at Caswell Pines in Yanceyville, Greensboro National in Greensboro, and Indian Valley in Burlington. Freshman Emily Mathews continued her solid play by pacing the EAHS squad in all three matches. Although the Eagles fell short to first place Rockingham and second place Northern Guilford in all three meets, they managed to defeat Western Alamance, Person, and Morehead.

Eastern Alamance High’s women’s golf team continued its regular season over the last week with a trio of Mid-State 3A Conference matches. After playing back-to-back weeks at their home course - Mebane’s Mill Creek Golf Club - the Eagles hit the road, playing at Caswell Pines in Yanceyville on Wednesday, September 25, and at Greensboro National in Greensboro on Thursday, September 26 before returning to Alamance County on Monday to play at Burlington’s Indian Valley. 

EAHS placed third out of six schools in all three matches, as they continue to show overall improvement. 

At Caswell Pines, the Eagles shot a combined team mark of 129, which was eight strokes behind first place Rockingham (121), and only five strokes behind second place Northern Guilford (124). The Eagles placed ahead of Western Alamance (168) and Person (172), while Morehead did not report a final score. 

Eastern freshman Emily Mathews was once again the top individual golfer at the Yanceyville meet, as she shot a brilliant 3-under-par score of 33 at Caswell Pines’ 2,600-yard, par-36 front nine. Riley Beck recorded a score of 45, while Chandler Bryant carded a 51. Two other Eastern golfers - Riley McCann and Sarah Vannavong - also played, with McCann shooting a 66, and Vannavong a 69. 

The following day, the same teams came together for yet another conference match, this one at the challenging 2,417-yard, par-36 front nine at Greensboro National. Once again Rockingham County came out on top, as the Cougars’ top three golfers produced a combined score of 106. Northern Guilford placed second for the second straight day (116), while Eastern again placed third with a combined team score of 132. Western Alamance (148) and Person (183) rounded out the top five. 

Mathews once again came through with the day’s top overall score, as she shot a 1-over-par 37 to best Northern Guilford’s Siana Wong and Cami Rivas by one and two strokes, respectively. Riley Beck shot a 47 for the Eagles, while Chandler Bryant shot a 48. Vannavong added a 57, while McCann finished up her nine holes with a 59.

EAHS continued regular season play on Monday afternoon with another Mid-State Conference team matchup at Indian Valley in Burlington. Eastern placed third for a third straight event, as the team’s top three golfers shot a score of 128 on the 2,603-yard, par-35 front nine at Indian Valley, placing behind Rockingham County (110) and Northern Guilford (116), and besting Western Alamance (151), Person (174), and Morehead. 

Mathews shot a 1-over-par 36 to pace the EAHS effort, while Beck shot a 41, and Bryant a 51. McCann added a 61, though her score didn’t count in the team standings.