Easthom earns Mountain East Conference Player of the Year Award

Mark Martin

It has been a great year of golf for former Ravenswood Red Devil Alex Easthom.

And he’s showing no sign of slowing down on the links since winning the prestigious West Virginia State Amateur at The Greenbrier last summer.

Easthom’s latest accomplishment came in the Mountain East Conference Tournament while competing for West Liberty State University.

Alex Easthom surveys the situation on his way to the MEC golf title.

Easthom defeated Evan Lewis of Davis & Elkins in a sudden-death playoff to claim top honors in league competition.

Former Ravenswood Red Devil Alex Easthom took top honors recently in Mountain East Conference golf. Easthom won a sudden-death playoff for the MEC title.

Easthom was the leader almost wire to wire of the tournament before being forced into the playoff with Lewis.

Both Easthom and Lewis finished at 4-over-par 148 in the 36-hole MEC event at the Avalon Lakes Golf Course in Warren, Ohio.

Lewis drew even with Easthom, who stormed to the lead in the first round with an even-par 72, by getting a birdie on the final hole.

Ravenswood High graduate Alex Easthom displays his hardware after being named Mountain East Conference Player of the Year for golf. He was also an All-Atlantic/East Region pick.

With the win, Easthom earned the prestigious Mountain East Conference Player of the Year Award.

His performance also garnered him All-MEC honors for a third straight year.

Easthom’s play helped West Liberty place second as team. Davis & Elkins won the crown with a team total of 606. West Liberty finished at 621.

Besides being recognized by the MEC for his play, Easthom was named to the NCAA Division II All-Atlantic/East Region team once again.

Easthom and his Hilltopper teammates were to compete over the weekend in the Atlantic/East Region event in North East, Pennsylvania on the Lake View Country Club course.