Mount Airy’s golf team is closing in on another Northwest 1A Conference title, with just a week to go before the conference championship meet.
The Lady Bears won their fourth conference meet of the 2017 season on Monday at Cross Creek Country Club, topping East Surry by four strokes in the designated “home” meet for Mount Airy. The Lady Bears had six golfers play the course, with the top three scores counting in the team tally. Their total score of 150 edged out East Surry, with South Stokes (160) in third place and North Stokes (185) behind them.
As in the previous three conference meets, all of the teams played nine holes. Defending conference individual champion Alyssa Cox made it four-for-four in these meets, taking medalist honors with a score of 40. She won the meet by seven strokes over Rachel Fenner of South Stokes, while East Surry’s Madison Bowman (49) was the only other golfer to break 50 on a day when the course played relatively tough.
Bailey Flippen (54) and Mattie Noonkester (56) were the other two Lady Bears to have qualifying scores; they were joined on the course by Abbi Jackson, Carley Michael and Tatyana Long.
Six Lady Cardinals also tried their luck on Monday. East Surry’s top three, in addition to Bowman, included Elizabeth Carson (50) and Jamie Smith (55), with Brooke Hege, Eliza Hart and Breanna Nelson also competing.
South Stokes’ Fenner was joined by Salem Washburn (56) and Jessica Joyce (57) in the team tally. Anna Kate Cheek and Mallory Tedder also competed.
For North Stokes, only two golfers were able to play. The Lady Vikings took a 72 for their third score (a worse score than any actual player posted), and got a 55 from Hailey Sheppard and a 58 from Jade Britt.
There will be one more round of conference play before the championship tournament next Monday at Cross Creek. The teams will return to CCCC on Wednesday for another nine-hole tournament.