Eagles to appear in 3A state championship golf tournament

Eastern Alamance women’s golfers Emily Mathews (left), Riley Beck (middle), and Chandler Bryant (right) pose with Eagles head coach Robert Wood (far right) after the Eagles placed second in Monday’s NCHSAA Central Regional finals in Greensboro. As a threesome, Mathews, Beck, and Bryant produced a team score of 258, which placed behind only Rockingham County, and qualified the Eagles to appear in next week’s NCHSAA 3A State Championships in the Pinehurst area. Mathews won medalist honors in Monday’s Regional round with the lowest overall score of 76. 

Eastern Alamance’s women’s golf squad placed second on Monday at the NCHSAA 3A Central Regional finals, which qualifies the Eagles to appear next week in the NCHSAA 3A state championships in the Pinehurst area. 

Playing at the Greensboro National Golf Club on Monday, Eastern placed second in the regional behind only its Mid-State Conference nemesis Rockingham County, the defending NCHSAA 3A state champions, who prevailed with a combined team score of 239. The Eagles carded a team score of 258, while third place Southeast Guilford, who also qualified for the state finals, produced a team score of 264. 

Once again it was Emily Mathews, Eastern’s uber-talented freshman, who produced the top score for the Eagles, carding a 76. Mathews’ score of 76 was, in fact, the lowest round among all competitors participating in the Central Regional. EAHS teammates Riley Beck and Chandler Bryant both produced scores of 91, which helped the Eagles slip past Southeast Guilford and into the second place slot. 

The NCHSAA 3A state women’s golf championships will be played Monday, October 28 and Tuesday, October 29 at the Foxfire Resort and Golf Club’s Red Course at Foxfire Village, near Pinehurst. The Foxfire Village Red Course is a 5,200-yard, par 72 course.