2022 3A Women’s Golf State Championship | Eastern Alamance’s Mathews wins third straight Individual Title with second lowest 18-hole round in NCHSAA State Tournament
Madison Cook, from Eastern Guilford High School finished Tied for 20th
SOUTHERN PINES, NC – Emily Mathews collected her third consecutive 3A State Championship pulling away from the field in the final round thanks to the second lowest round ever carded at the NCHSAA Women’s Golf State Championships. The Eastern Alamance star rolled to a 6-under 66 in the second round, posting a final total of 5-under 139 on the par 72 track at Longleaf Golf & Family Club.
Mathews rounds compiled matching nines of 33 in round two that included a bogey-free 4-under 33 on the final nine to clinch the title. She had four birdies on her front nine as well, but got tripped up on back-to-back holes, carding bogeys on the par three third and fourth holes.
Jacksonville’s Sanaa Carter finished second at 6-over for the tournament while Fike’s Breannon Council finished at 7-over in third place, leading the Golden Demons to their second straight 3A Team State Championship.
Fike outlasted South Central, as the Golden Demons’ top three scorers on each day combined for an 89-over mark to defeat South Central’s best three scores by 13 strokes. The Golden Demons led by three shots over a trio of teams going into the final round, and used Council’s 3-over on the final day to pull away. Junior Avery Briley and sophomore Morgan Harold carded final rounds of 16 and 17-over, respectively, to round out the Fike scoring.
The NCHSAA is committed to recognizing outstanding sportsmanship in each of our State Championship events. The Association has partnered with North Carolina Farm Bureau to award a pair of Sportsmanship Awards at each championship event, recognizing players who have demonstrated the ideals of outstanding character and sportsmanship throughout the 2022 season. The winners of the 3A Women’s Golf NC Farm Bureau Sportsmanship Awards are Haley Paramore from Fike and Avery Briley from South Central.
Courtesy of JAMES ALVERSON, AIC and Director of Media for the NCHSAA