Regional effort wraps up successful season for Polk golfers

Published 10:00 pm Thursday, May 4, 2017

Polk County head golf coach Pat McCool wouldn’t mind seeing a few more tournaments on the team’s schedule this season.

“It was a great season, very enjoyable,” McCool said. “The season just started, and now it’s over.”

The Wolverines saw a successful 2017 campaign come to an end Tuesday at the 2A West Regional tourney at Meadowbrook, Polk County placing 10th overall in the team standings.

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Dillon Overholt’s 87 led the Wolverines, who finished with a team score of 381. Lake Norman Charter’s 313 won the regional title, with Draughn and Shelby tying for second at 328.

“They played hard today, but our ball striking was a little off,” McCool said. “There were a lot of good players today with 15 golfers under 80.”

Shelby’ Zack Byers fired a 72 to win medalist honors by three shots over Newton-Conover’s Logan McNeely and Lake Norman Charter’s Jacob Rowland.

For the Wolverines, Jaylon Bontrager posted a 93, Gabe O’Brien carded a 100, Hunter Lynch had a 101 and Josh Chupp posted a 102.

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