Elkin wins MVAC golf opener

Nathan Ham Sports Writer nham@civitasmedia.com

September 25, 2013

In the first conference match of the golf season, Elkin appears to be picking up right where they left off last year.

The defending Mountain Valley Conference Champions won the first conference match last week at High Meadows Country Club with a team score of 123, 29 shots better than second place Alleghany. Ashe was third with a team score of 157 and Wilkes Central was fourth with a score of 187.

Annika Winebarger had the best individual score, shooting 34 while her Elkin teammate Mary Frances Hall was second, two shots behind with a 36.

Alleghany golfer Katie Tally shot a 42, good enough for third place. Ashe freshman Sarah Hardin shot 45 and Elkin’s Palmer Duncan rounded out the top five scorers with a 53.

Ashe’s Olivia Barr and Makensie Shatley finished with a 56. Alexis Howell shot 60 and Savannah Brooks finished with a 63.

The ladies were back on the course Monday at Cedarbrook Country Club in a non-conference match with Mount Airy, East Surry, Elkin and South Stokes.

Elkin once again had the best score, shooting 130. South Stokes was second (144) followed by East Surry (153), Ashe (171) and Mount Airy (176).

This time, Barr finished with Ashe’s best score, a 54. Hardin completed her play with a 56. Brooks finished with a 61 and Howell shot 62.