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

Polk County’s boys golf team continued its climb Tuesday toward the upper half of the Western Highlands Conference during a conference match at Grassy Creek Golf and Country Club.

The Wolverines placed fifth in the WHC match, but trailed fourth-place Owen by just 24 strokes. Gabe O’Brien had an 83 and Dillion Overholt an 88 to lead the Wolverines.

“Our goal was to be able to shoot under 380, and we reached that goal today,” said Polk County head coach Pat McCool. “We continue to improve.”

Blake Rackley notched his first birdie of the season during the competition.

Polk County is now off until April 19, when the Wolverines travel to Mountain Air Country Club for another WHC match.

Team Scores
1. Avery 333. 2. Hendersonville 334. 3. Owen 339. 4. Mitchell 351; 5. Polk County 375; 6. Mountain Heritage 421; 7. Madison 439

Polk County Scores
Gabe O’Brien 83, Dillion Overholt 88, Josh Chupp 97, Nick Wilson 107, Blake Rackley 109, Austin Jackson 119