Wolverines snap 13-year drought, claim WHC boys golf championship

Polk County’s boys golf farewell to the Western Highlands Conference proved a memorable one.

Western Highlands Conference Player of the Year Avery Harden

The Wolverines dominated the WHC tourney, winning the team title by 43 shots, earning top player and coaching honors and placing four players on the all-conference team.

Avery Harden claimed medalist honors – and Player of the Year – with a one-shot victory over Mitchell’s Connor Warren, setting the stage for Polk County’s triumph. The Wolverines compiled a team score of 329 Tuesday at Meadowbrook Golf Course to post a two-day total of 660, well ahead of Mitchell’s 703.

“They made Polk County proud,” said head coach Pat McCool, who received the Coach of the Year award.

It is the first conference title for Polk County’s boys golf program since 2008. The Wolverines will move up to 2A next season and leave the WHC.

Carson Emory (80-83–163), Evan Jones (90-81–171) and Reilly Yoder (84-87–171) joined Harden (77-78–156) on the All-WHC squad. Braxton Edwards finished with a 102-95–197.

Polk County will next take part in the 1A West Regional, set for Monday at Meadowbrook.

Western Highlands Conference Boys Golf Tournament
Team Scores

Polk County 331-329–660
Mitchell 357-346–703
Avery 352-351–713

Top 10 Individuals
Avery Harden (PC) 77-78–155
Connor Warren (M) 78-78–156
Levi Andrews (A) 76-86–162
Carson Emory (PC) 80-83–163
Evan Jones (PC) 90-81–171
Reilly Yoder (PC) 84-87–171
Brody Miller (M) 90-82–172
Caden Smith (A) 85-92–177
Eli Daniels (A) 95-89–184
Adam Gortney (M) 94-92–189

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