Polk County senior Avery Harden

Recent Polk County graduate Avery Harden has earned a spot on the All-Western North Carolina boys golf team as chosen by the Citizen-Times in Asheville.

Harden finished the 2024 regular season in third place in the year-long Mountain Foothills 7 Conference standings. He earned a spot in the 1A state tournament and placed 12th.

Harden posted a score of 33 in a nine-hole match at Forest City Municipal, setting a school record in the process.