The 2021 Germantown Academy varsity golf team had a season for the ages. The Patriots not only won the Inter-Academic Athletic League team title, but they also came home with the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association title!
In terms of the league title, it was the program's first Inter-Ac team title since the league adopted the tournament style format in the fall of 2011. Through six highly-competitive tournaments, the Patriots went 28-2. They finished first in four of the league outings and second in two of them. At the final league tournament of the year, The Springside Chestnut Hill Invitational, which was held at the 1912 Club, the Patriots edged Malvern Prep, 188-189, to clinch the title.
A few days later, at the Glen Mills Country Club, the Patriots won the PAISAA title with GA sophomore Ajeet Bagga '24 finishing atop the leaderboard by shooting a two under 69. Bagga won by five strokes. Seth Roth '22 took fifth place with score of 80.
Overall, Bagga, Roth, Luke Marvin '22, and Jack Luviano '22 won the PAISAA title with a score of 230. Mercersburg Academy was second with a 240. Malvern was third with a 245.
"This was a great team victory as well as a great performance by Ajeet Bagga!" said GA Head Coach Dave Martin 1760. "Even though we could only send six players to the event, the hard work put in by the entire team helped to put us in a position to be successful!"
The Patriots also had a tremendous showing at the Bert Linton Inter-Academic Athletic League Individual Golf Championship at Bluestone Country Club. See full results. After 18 holes, Will Irons '24 was tied atop the leaderboard with Hunter Stetson of Episcopal Academy, but Stetson prevailed on the first playoff hole.
"It was a great event played on a very challenging course in difficult conditions," said Martin. "Will was supported by all of his teammates during the playoff. I am extremely proud of Will and the entire team!"
Ajeet Bagga '24 and Kiran Bagga '25 finished in a tie for fourth place with a score of 79. Marvin (81) and Roth (82) finished 10th and 12th overall, respectively. Serena Bagga '23 and Jack Luviano '22 finished in a tie for 14th place by each shooting an 83.