DANVILLE — The Danville golf program will not be fielding a varsity team for the 2017 season.

The school made it official in an email to the News on Tuesday. In the two-sentence statement, the reason given for dropping the program was “due to lack of interest.”

Pat Mickley stepped down as Danville head golf coach after the 2016 season. The school hired Robert Miller, formerly the coach at Fredericktown, to take over starting this year.

After-hours phone calls to Danville staff were not immediately returned.

Danville’s recent success in golf is embodied by Brayden Baldridge, who reached the podium at the Division III state tournament three straight years from 2014-16. The Blue Devils qualified for districts as a team in 2015, while Austin Frank joined Baldridge at districts in ’16.

It is not known if the move to drop golf is permanent, or just for this season.

 

Bill Davis: 740-397-5333 or bdavis@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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