GOLF: Yoder’s 73 drives Polk to victory at Bright’s Creek

Published 1:01 pm Friday, March 24, 2023

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Reilly Yoder delivered a statement victory Thursday at Bright’s Creek.


The Polk County senior fired a 1-over-par 73 to share medalist honors and help lead the Wolverines to a victory over three other teams in an 18-hole matchup.

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Yoder shared the day’s best round with Chase’s Brock Reid. They both defeated a field that included Mitchell’s Connor Warren, the defending state 1A champion, who finished with a 75.


Yoder started his round with a birdie-eagle binge and played well the rest of the day to help Polk County post a team score of 330, defeating Mitchell by 13 strokes.


Hendersonville took third with a 344, with Landrum in fourth at 410. Chase did not field a full team.


Avery Harden had an 81 for the Wolverines, with Evan Jones carding an 84 and Myles Menetre a 92. Casey Beiler added a 95, with Jaden Chupp scoring a 109 and Jacob Morgan finishing with a 120.


Ian Wright led Hendersonville with an 81.


Polk County will return to the course on Monday, facing Mountain Foothills 7 Conference schools in a match at Cleghorn Golf and Sports Club.