ROCKINGHAM — Back-to-back career lows have named senior golfer Ayden Mabe as the Official Richmond County Male Student-Athlete of the Week presented by HWY 55.
With the final stretch of the golf season approaching, Mabe and the Richmond Raider golf team have golfed at Scotch Meadows and Whispering Pines in their past two matches. Both were 18-hole contests.
This is the second career recognition for the four-year varsity golfer, who also serves as the Raiders’ captain this spring.
Spring Sport: Golf
Years on Varsity: 4 years
Other Sports: Football, Soccer
“ON PAR” WITH AYDEN MABE
In his last two matches, the first full rounds of golf this spring for the Raiders, Mabe has impressed on the scorecard.
During the Raiders’ sixth-place finish at Scotch Meadows last Tuesday, Mabe shot a then personal best 87. He shot a 46 on the front and a 41 on the back.
The highlight of that round for Mabe was a birdie on the 382-yard par-four No. 16. Landing his approach shot 20 yards off the green to the right, Mabe got up and down with a chip, bounce and roll to trickle it in.
He made par on six total holes, including four on the back nine, and shot one over on seven holes.
Taking another four strokes off his career-low round on Monday, Mabe posted an 83 and led the Raiders to a fifth-place finish.
Starting strong on the front nine, Mabe parred five holes before the turn, including three consecutive pars on Nos. 2-4. Finishing the front with a 40, his lowest nine-hole score this season, Mabe added four bogies.
Rounding out the back with a 43, Mabe shot three more pars and four more bogies.
Through the Raiders’ five matches this spring, Mabe’s average of 43.0 strokes per nine holes leads the team.
Richmond will return to action again next Monday for its final 18-hole match at Pinehurst No. 6. Tee times will start at 2 p.m.
RAPID RESPONSE VIDEO WITH AYDEN MABE
Hear from Mabe as he breaks down his last two outings, shares what’s been going right on the course, and talks about the parallels between his sports and what he plans to do after high school.
The Richmond Observer will publish two more Official Richmond County Athletes of the Week next week.