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Five straight titles for East Rowan golfers

Mustangs keep it rolling in NPC golf

Wayne Hinshaw file photos/for the Salisbury Post … East Rowan’s Austin Miller, shown putting in a recent tournament, was medalist on Wednesday, in the NPC Tournament at Warrior Golf Club. Miller shot an even-par 71.

Staff report

CHINA GROVE — East Rowan won the North Piedmont Conference Tournament here Wednesday at Warrior Golf Club, completing its fifth straight league title.

Coach Rhett Teems’ Mustangs had a team score of 309, easily defeated South Iredell, who shot 331. West Rowan took third place on Wednesday with a 335, but for the season, finished second and will join East Rowan in the 3A regionals.

Carson finished fourth yesterday at 362, while North Iredell (390) and Statesville (no score) brought up the rear.

The Mustangs’ Austin Miller earned medalist honors yesterday by firing an even-par 71. Miller was followed by teammate Colby Patterson’s 74, Stone Dyson (South Iredell) with a 77 and Jake Carlton (West Rowan), who shot a 78.

East’s Ethan Mastro and West’s Davis Tadlock rounded out the top five golfers, with a tie, by shooting 80s.

South Iredell’s Sean Rooney and Thomas Meyer followed with 81s, tying for seventh place, while Andrew Burke (Carson) took ninth place, carding an 82. East’s Alex Miller grabbed 10th spot with an 84.

NOTE: Carson’s Burke and Ethan Scarborough (85) earned their way to the 3A regionals, as individuals. … East Rowan’s golfers also went undefeated in conference play for the fifth year in a row.

North Piedmont Conference Golf Tournament

Team Scores:

East Rowan (309) — Austin Miller 71, Colby Patterson 74, Ethan Mastro 80, Alex Miller 84, Cole Mabry 103.

South Iredell (331) — Stone Dyson 77, Thomas Meyer 81, Sean Rooney 81, Jacob Goldstein 92, Kyle Harbert 120.

West Rowan (335) — Jake Carlton 78, Davis Tadlock 80, Dalton Kepley 88, McGwire Owen 89, Charlie Young 89.

Carson (362) — Andrew Burke 82, Ethan Scarborough 85, Daniel Pell 92, Gabe Workman 103,  Riley Paschal 104.

North Iredell (390) — Evan Onley 88, Alex Martin 93, Bentley Whitson 96, Ryan Hall 113.

Statesville (No score) — Sully Boyd 101, Andrew Holtz 119.

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Individual scores (Top 10)

Austin Miller, E. Rowan       71

Colby Patterson, E. Rowan  74

Stone Dyson, S. Iredell         77

Jake Carlton, W. Rowan      78

Ethan Mastro, E. Rowan     80

Davis Tadlock, W. Rowan   80

Sean Rooney, S. Iredell        81

Thomas Meyer, S. Iredell    81

Andrew Burke, Carson        82

Alex Miller, E. Rowan          84

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