Eastern’s Emily Mathews wins golf regional

Emily Mathews of Eastern Alamance shot 3-over-par 74 to win the Class 3-A Central Regional for girls’ golf Monday at Country Club of Whispering Pines’ River Course in Whispering Pines.

She finished two strokes better than Asheboro’s Salem Lee.

Mathews will be among the entrants in the Class 3-A state tournament Monday and Tuesday at Longleaf Golf and Family Club in Southern Pines.

Among the other state qualifiers are Western Alamance teammates Mary Alice Massey (88, tied for seventh place) and Ashtyn Whitfield (96, tied for 14th).