O’Brien’s 83 leads Polk golfers in solid effort at Mountain Air

Gabe O'Brien chipped and putted his way to a team-best 83 on Tuesday (photo courtesy Pat McCool).

Polk County continued to establish itself as one of the Western Highlands Conference’s better boys golf teams this season, taking fourth Tuesday in a conference match at Mountain Air Golf Club.

The Wolverines fired a team total of 353, just off the pace of a lead group that included Owen (331), Avery (337) and Hendersonville (338).

Mitchell (398), Mountain Heritage (404) and Madison (428) rounded out the team scoring.

Gabe O’Brien fired an 83 to lead the Wolverines, with Dillon Overholt adding an 85. Jaylon Bontrager finished with a 90 and Josh Chupp had a 95 for Polk. Hunter Lynch (99) and Nick Wilson (101) rounded out the scoring.

Owen’s Garrett Miller carded a 75 to take medalist honors, with Hendersonville’s Ian Trace posting a 78 to take second.

Polk County is slated to host another WHC meet on Thursday, with teams gathering at Tryon Country Club for a 1 p.m. match.