Polk County faced a full field of Western Highlands Conference golf teams for the first time on Tuesday and fared well, taking third in a WHC meet at Grassy Creek Golf and Country Club.
The Wolverines posted a team score of 365, trailing only Avery (343) and Owen (346). Owen’s Garrett Miller took medalist honors with a score of 74.
Hendersonville (381), Mountain Heritage (408), Mitchell (410) and Madison (422) rounded out the team scoring.
Dillon Overholt and Gabe O’Brien each fired an 89 to lead Polk County, with Jaylon Bontrager’s 93 and Josh Chupp’s 94 rounding out the team scoring. Hunter Lynch added a 97 and Nick Wilson had a 107 for the Wolverines.
The Wolverines are back on the course on Wednesday, traveling to Black Mountain Golf Course to face Asheville Christian Academy.
POLK SOCCER ROLLS: Polk County cruised to an 8-0 win over Mitchell in a Western Highlands Conference soccer match in Bakersville.
Reese Alley scored a pair of goals as seven different players tallied for the Wolverines (7-3, 4-1).
Also scoring for Polk County were Mireya Roman, Addie Lynch, Cameron Capozzi, Rhian Allen, Lauren Ketwitz and Ava Marino. Reese Alley had three assists and Baylee Love had two as the Wolverines scored four goals in each half.
The two schools battled to a 1-1 tie in junior varsity play.
Polk County returns to G.M. Tennant Stadium on Thursday, hosting North Buncombe in a non-conference game.
BOYS TENNIS FALLS: Polk County suffered a 6-3 loss to Mountain Heritage in a Western Highlands Conference match in Burnsville.
Seth Hardin earned an 8-6 win at No. 6 singles for the Wolverines, with Polk County’s other two points coming via forfeit after the match was decided.
The Wolverines are back in action on Wednesday, traveling to Owen for another conference match.