An outstanding season of fall sports for Mount Airy High School just got a little bit better.
On Monday, it was the turn of the Lady Bears’ golf team to represent their school at the Northwest 1A Conference championship meet, held on the home links at Cross Creek Country Club. The result was another championship for the MAHS trophy case, as the Lady Bears had the only two individual scores under 100 on the day and claimed the championship by 73 strokes over runner-up East Surry.
Alyssa Cox was tournament medalist with a score of 76, and was also named as the NW1A’s 2016 Player of the Year. The only one who came close to her score was teammate Haley Hagwood, who shot 84. Bailey Flippen and Emma Ratcliff also played the course for Mount Airy, and Flippen’s score of 111 (fifth overall) counted to give the Lady Bears the title with a total score of 271.
Teams may enter as many golfers as they wish in the tournament, but only the best three scores count toward the championship.
Madison Bowman’s 105 placed third overall and was the low score among the six East Surry golfers. The Lady Cardinals finished with a team score of 344, seven ahead of North Stokes. Atkins also competed in the tournament, but only had two golfers and therefore was not counted in the team scores.
North Stokes’ Haley Sheppard was fourth overall, shooting 110.
Also competing for the Lady Cardinals were Kinley Jessup, Elizabeth Carson, Jamie Smith, Eliza Hart and Santana Hull.
Individual golfers from NW1A and WPAC schools, along with the Lady Bears’ team and WPAC champ Surry Central, will be competing in the 1A/2A Regional tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Cedarbrook Country Club near Elkin.