(Oct. 19, 2018) The Worcester Prep golf team won the Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference championship on Tuesday, playing on its home course at GlenRiddle Golf Club in Berlin.
“I was very delighted. The young men played well,” Prep Coach Don McMullen said. “It was a nice victory. It was very gratifying.”
McMullen said Worcester Prep tying with Salisbury Christian the day before in the final regular-season match was a driving force to play “a whole lot better.”
Senior captain Colin Miller led Worcester, shooting a 41. He earned co-medalist honors with Salisbury School’s Ian Clarke.
Seniors Jay Gosnear (47) and Matt Durkin (48), a team captain, and Jacob Meakin (50) also contributed in the victory.
Worcester finished with a 186. Salisbury Christian came in second with a 199 and Salisbury School took third with a 217.
“It was a good team effort,” McMullen said.
Miller earned MVP honors and was named ESIAC Player of the Year.
“Colin had an outstanding year,” McMullen said.
Miller played soccer for Worcester his freshman, sophomore and junior year. This summer he worked at GlenRiddle Golf Club and decided to switch from soccer to golf.
“I wanted to try something new my senior year … I love it,” he said at the beginning of the season. “I’ve been playing golf since I was 2 years old, [so] I’m not new to golf, just to the team.”
Miller, Durkin and Meakin received All-Conference accolades. Junior Devin Wallace was presented honorable mention distinction.
The Mallards finished the season with a 22-6-1 overall record. They were 10-0-1 in conference play.
“It was a very fun season,” McMullen said. “They kept improving and they gave it their all. Coach [Jim] McKee and I are very pleased. It was a very good year.”
Of the 14 players on the team eight will graduate in May.
“I’m looking forward to another fun season,” McMullen said.