Career-best performances help Wolverine golfers shine in conference match

Polk County’s boys golf team enjoyed a very good day on Thursday, narrowly placing third in a Western Highlands Conference match.

The Wolverines finished with a team total of 346 in the 18-hole match, just two shots behind Hendersonville. Led by Garrett Miller’s 72, Owen won the match with a score of 329.

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Mountain Heritage (405), Mitchell (406) and Madison (440) rounded out the field.

Polk County golfers, from left, Dillon Overholt, Josh Chupp and Gabe O’Brien, watch as Hunter Lynch finishes his round Thursday (photo courtesy Pat McCool).

Dillon Overholt had a career-best 83 to lead the Wolverines. Gabe O’Brien fired an 84, his second-lowest career total and Hunter Lynch had a career-best 85 as Polk County had three of the top eight individual scores.

Josh Chupp’s 94 rounded out the team scoring, with Jaylon Bontrager (105) and Nick Wilson (107) also competing.

“Hunter Lynch had his best score and showed his potential as only a freshman,” said Polk County head coach Pat McCool. “I knew it was going to be a special day as Hunter had a 41 at the turn, Chupp had a 42, Gabe a 43 and Dillon was just a few over par.

“I hope they will continue to improve.”

The Wolverines will be back in action on Tuesday, again facing conference foes at Grassy Creek Golf and Country Club in Spruce Pine.