Polk County Middle grabbed the lead Monday after the first round of the Blue Ridge Conference golf tournament, held at Maggie Valley Country Club.

The Wolverines posted a team score of 171 to lead Rugby Middle by five shots. Waynesville Middle followed with a 198, with Mason Middle at 216.

Evan Jones posted a nine-hole score of 41 to pace Polk Middle’s effort, with Casey Beiler shooting a 42. Avery Harden followed with a 43 despite breaking his driver on the opening hole while Reilly Yoder carded a 45 and Anthony Lancaster had a 59.

The final round of the tournament is set for Tuesday, starting at 2 p.m., at Hendersonville Country Club.

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