Wildcat Golfer Alex Heffner Finishes Runner-Up at 2021 Eastern Amateur
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Davidson’s Alex Heffner recorded a 72-hole total of 9-under 271 to come home second in the 2021 Eastern Amateur, which was played at Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club.
A rising sophomore from Harrisburg, N.C., Heffner opened with consecutive rounds of 67 and led after Saturday’s two-under 68, before carding a final-round 69 to finish just one behind Evan Beck of Virginia Beach.
One of just two golfers to record four rounds under par, Heffner led the field with 20 birdies and an eagle, while lipping out birdies on 17 and 18 Sunday that would’ve forced a playoff.
As a freshman, Heffner finished third on the team with a 73.42 stroke average and posted a pair of Top-10 showings, including an 8th place finish at the A-10 Championships.