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McMullen enjoys first season as WP golf team’s coach

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Oct 19, 2017

(Oct. 20, 2017) The Worcester Prep golf team finished in second place during Tuesday’s Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference championship match at GlenRiddle in Berlin.

“They played very well,” Prep Coach Don McMullen said. “They gave it their best.”

Salisbury Christian scored a 166 to win the competition. Worcester was just two strokes behind, shooting a 168. Salisbury School took third with a 227.

Senior captain Brendan Miller led Worcester with a 39. Sophomore Colby Hook carded a 41, senior captain Austin Taylor tallied a 42 and junior Matt Durkin recorded a 46.

Miller, Hook and Taylor were named to the All-ESIAC Team.

Worcester and Salisbury Christian went 3-3 during the regular season, so they were named co-conference champions.

“They had a good season. I’m proud of each and every one of them,” McMullen said. “They’re a nice group of young men. They’re competitive and very coachable.”

This was McMullen’s first season coaching the Mallards.

“It’s been a fun season. I loved it,” he said. “I really enjoyed it and the players really enjoyed it too.”

The team will graduate two players and major contributors – Miller and Taylor.

This was Miller’s first season playing for the golf team and Taylor’s third.

Despite losing two strong players, McMullen thinks the team will be solid next year.

He will count on his veterans Hook and Durkin to be leaders in 2018 and for other players to contribute.

“I’m looking forward to a good season next year,” McMullen said. “We’ll be competitive.”

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