The four golfers who qualified as individuals for the 2A West Regional, from left: Mountain Heritage's Issac Benfield, Polk County's Dillion Overholt, Gabe O'Brien and Josh Chupp

Wolverines qualify three for 2A West Regional golf tourney

Polk County qualified three golfers for next week’s 2A West Regional tournament thanks to their performance in Tuesday’s final round of the Western Highlands Conference tourney at Mountain Air Country Club.

Dillion Overholt, Gabe O’Brien and Josh Chupp will represent the Wolverines at Monday’s regional at Maggie Valley Country Club. The three, along with Mountain Heritage’s Issac Benfield, were the top four individual qualifiers at the two-day tourney.

“I’m really proud of them,” said Polk County head coach Pat McCool.

Hendersonville won the conference title by 14 shots over Avery, with Owen placing third. The Bearcats and Warhorses earned the conference’s two automatic berths to the 2A West tourney and will compete there as teams as well as individuals.

Avery’s Jacob Waldroop fired a 74 Tuesday to edge Hendersonville’s Zach Stevens by a stroke for the conference title.

Western Highlands Conference Tournament
Final round at Mountain Air Country Club
Team Scores
1. Hendersonville 649; 2. Avery 663; 3. Owen 672; 4, Mitchell 705; 5. Polk County 795; 6. Mountain Heritage 865; 7. Madison 875

Individual Scores
1. Jacob Waldroop (A) 82-74–156; 2. Zach Stevens (H) 76-81–157; 3. Ben Hollifield (Mit) 83-77-160; 4. Kelton Mills (H) 82-79–161, Ian Trace (H) 85-76–161.

Polk County Scores
Dillion Overholt 88-88–176, Gabe O’Brien 98-95–193, Josh Chupp 100-103–203, Nick Wilson 113-115–228, Blake Rackley 114-120–234, Mitchell Yoder 110-113-223