Trio of Golfers Set to Defend Bay State Crown
The Bay State Conference Championship was rained out last Wednesday, but the Wildcats are still looking for back-to-back titles.
Due to the severe rainstorms last Wednesday, a trio of Milton High School golfers has to wait their turn to go after another Bay State Conference Championship crown.
Mike Mulkerrins, Will England and Sam Taugher were scheduled to represent the Wildcats earlier in the week at Brookmeadow Country Club in Canton to potentially bring home back-to-back conference titles. But the rain forced the top golfers in the conference to reconvene at a later date.
The event hasn't been rescheduled yet, but the Wildcats' top golfers are excited to play the competition with a little bit of nerves thrown in there.
"You are around the people who are the best in the league basically," said Taugher, who will be playing in his first conference championship. "You are obviously going to be really nervous."
The format is stroke play, which differs from the match play that the team competes in during the season. Each player will play their own ball into the hole and a team score will consist of the three player's scores. The lowest score will take home bragging rights in the Bay State.
Mulkerrins is the only returning player from last years winning trio, and he is taking the leadership role very seriously.
"That's what I'm hoping," Mulkerrins said. "I'm hoping I can pull off a good round so it helps us a bit."
England – who was not present after Milton's 54-54 tiebreaker win over Natick on Thursday — has been flip-flopping between the No. 2 and No. 3 position with Taugher all season. Taugher said he has stayed consistently below a score of 42 this season and he said England has been right along with him all year.
Mulkerrins dropped a 33 earlier in the year and hasn't had his No. 1 seat contested all season.
"Will, Mike and Sam are good players," said head coach Kevin Taylor, who watched his team tie Needham for the co-championship last season. "Hopefully these three guys can each get a score around 80 and we can do it again."