Wolverine golfers wrap regular season with second-place effort; four earn all-conference honors

Polk County’s boys golf team concluded a successful regular season Monday, finishing second in a Mountain Foothills 7 Conference match at Cleghorn Golf and Sports Club.

The Wolverines posted a team score of 333, 14 shots behind Chase. The MF7 opted to use cumulative scores from conference matches to decide the league champion, with Chase claiming the league crown and Polk placing second.

“I am very proud of our players,” said Polk County golf coach Pat McCool. “We finished second in the new conference this year playing on courses that we had never played on.”

Polk County’s Casey Beiler, Avery Harden, Evan Jones and Reilly Yoder each earned all-conference honors.

Harden led Polk’s efforts on Monday with a 75, with Beiler posting an 83. Yoder finished with an 86 while Jones and Myles Menetre each posted an 89.

Chase’s Brock Reid took medalist honors with a 74. Reid and teammate Garrett Pinkerton were named the conference co-players of the year.

Hendersonville finished third in the league standings, followed by East Rutherford, Patton, Brevard and R-S Central.

Polk County will next compete in the 2A West Regional, set for next Monday at Cleghorn. The top three teams from the regional will advance to the state 2A championship tournament.