Nearly every time Wood Memorial stepped on the links this season, the Trojans were atop the leader board or at least had a player at or near the top.

The Trojans finished the season with a 18-2 record in addition to claiming their third Blue Chip Conference title in the last four years.

Wood Memorial also placed third in the sectional before having its season come to an end in the regional at Country Oaks.

For their efforts on the links, the Trojans landed a trio of golfers on the 2019 Daily Clarion Boys Golf All-Area Team, while a pair of brothers from Gibson Southern round out the five-player team.

Members of the all-area team include: Carter Creedon (Wood Memorial), Jalen Doerner (Wood Memorial), Brendan Murphy (Gibson Southern), Devin Murphy (Gibson Southern) and Paxton Schwomeyer (Wood Memorial).

CARTER CREEDON -- The Wood Memorial senior tied for the team lead by earning or sharing low medalist honors on eight different occasions this spring. Among the long list of finishing as low medalist this season was his second straight conference title and a sectional title.

Creedon, who will be staying close to home the next four seasons as he will continue his playing career at Oakland City University, finished the season with a 9-hole average of 38.3 and an 18-hole average of 75. Both scores led the Trojans.

Creedon carded seven 9-hole rounds in the 30's and all five of his 18-hole rounds were in the 70's.

"Carter is the first college scholarship golfer since assistant coach Alex Manion eight years ago," Trojans coach Jeff Tooley said of his top golfer. "He had a great season for us and was very consistent. He does not have a weak spot in his game. He was very solid and he got that from all the practice he put into the sport."

JALEN DOERNER -- The Wood Memorial senior played the season as the Trojans No. 3 golfer. Doerner finished the season with a 9-hole scoring average of 40.9 and an 18-hole average of 84.6.

The senior carded an 85 during the Blue Chip Conference meet at Country Oaks to earn a spot on the all-conference team and fired a 18-hole season best score of 81 in the sectional at the Country Club of Old Vincennes.

Doerner's season best 9-hole score was a 39 on the Trojans home course.

"Jalen was very consistent with his score in the 40-42 range," Tooley said of his No. 3 golfer. "He was very even keel. He did not show much emotion and never let anything get him rattled out on the course."

BRENDAN MURPHY -- The Titan senior took turns with his younger brother as the top golfer on the season.

The elder Murphy picked up a pair of medalist honors on the season including a season-low 38 on the Titans senior night on May 16.

Brendan led the Titans with a 9-hole scoring average of 42.6 for the season and was second on the team in 18-hole scoring with an 84.3 average.

He shot his 18-hole best, 80, in the final match of the season during the Vincennes Lincoln Sectional as he just missed advancing to the regional as an individual by one stroke.

"He just came up a couple putts short of being where we needed to be at the sectional but he still had a pretty good career for us," Titans coach Matt Reinbrecht said. "He improved tremendously over his time here. He started out the season a little shaky but he really got it together toward the end of the season. He was a lot better off the tee this season and was driving the ball with a lot more accuracy."

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DEVIN MURPHY -- The Titan sophomore earned low medalist honors once on the season as he finished with a 40 in the Titans third match of the season.

The younger Murphy was second in 9-hole scoring average with a 44.9 while he led the Titans with an 84 scoring average in 18-hole meets.

He posted season-best scores of 83 during the Pocket Athletic Conference meet and at the sectional.

"Like Brendon, he also improved a lot this year from last year," the Titans coach said. "I am looking forward to him taking over our No. 1 spot next year. He is already putting in a lot of work in junior golf this summer and I can see him knocking 3-4 strokes off his scores for next year."

PAXTON SCHWOMEYER -- The Wood Memorial No. 2 golfer tied Creedon with eight medalist honors on the season.

Schwomeyer posted the Trojans lowest score of the season with a 1-under-par 34 in the opening match of the year at the Oakland City Golf Club. He also recorded a second round of 34 on the Trojans home course later on in the season.

The sophomore recorded six sub-40 rounds on the season as he finished with a 9-hole average of 38.8. Schwomeyer was also second on the team with an 18-hole scoring average of 78.3.

"Paxton being just a sophomore is one of the top underclassmen golfers in southern Indiana," the Trojans coach said. "He has every facet of the game going for him and he has a bright future ahead of him in golf."

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