Gabe Stansbury, left, and Waylon Nelon helped power Polk Middle's golf team to its best showings of the season this week (photos courtesy Kenny Hall)

Polk Middle golf coach Kenny Hall heads into the final week of the regular season feeling very good about the progress of the Wolverines this season.

Three matches this week helped give rise to Hall’s optimism, with Polk Middle’s efforts including a season-low score Tuesday at Tryon Country Club.

Polk Middle kicked off its week Monday with a second-place showing, three strokes behind Hendersonville but ahead of Flat Rock in a tri-match at Meadowbrook Golf Course. The Wolverines then carded a score of 198 in a tri-match in Tryon, the day marking the first middle school match at TCC in quite some time.

The Wolverines finished behind Rugby Middle but ahead of Brevard Middle in the TCC outing.

Polk then trekked Wednesday to Cummings Cove and posted a team score of 203 in a dual match with Rugby.

“We’ve played quite a bit of golf this week,” Hall said. “Monday’s match did not go very well for us, for some reason. But I’m very proud of how they bounced back and scored a season low of 198 at TCC and 203 at Cummings Cove.

“Everyone is playing their best golf of the season right now. Waylon’s (Nelon) scores have improved tremendously in the past few weeks, as I had expected from him. Jaxon (Blotner) is doing what we need him to do in his spot as well. Both Brody (Wilkins) and Owen (Justice) have now qualified for the individual conference title, which is exciting. However, I think we have a real shot at making it to the conference championship as a team. We will find out next week at our final match of the season.”

Wilkins posted a 41 Wednesday to earn medalist honors for the third straight day.