The 2022 Germantown Academy varsity golf team had a season to remember. The Patriots finished second for the Inter-Ac League team title, while Ajeet Bagga '24 became the first golfer from GA to claim the Individual Champion title. Most recently, Germantown Academy repeated as Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association Champions.
"It was a great team effort," Head Coach David Martin 1760 said. "We shot a 228 which beat our score from last year of 230. It is very exciting for the program to win back-to-back PAISAA Championships."
Bagga, who tied with Lucas Albert '26 for lowest GA scorer at 74, echoed his coach's comments, and added that he has noticed a change in the confidence levels of the team.
"The last two seasons have been great for GA golf, winning back-to-back titles has really proven the golf team to be one of the best sports team on campus," Bagga said. "The past two seasons the team has been very connected, everyone enjoys being around one another, and we know that we are not just playing for ourselves but for the team as a whole.
I think the confidence of the team has grown significantly in the past two seasons, the belief that we could win big events is something that has changed from previous seasons."
The four-member team consisted of Charley Ota '23, Bagga, Will Irons '24 and Albert. Bagga and Albert each shot a 74, which put them in a tie for third place. Ota shot an 80 and Irons an 81. Daniel Shin '24 and Robert Leininger '25 also played as individuals in the event, with Shin shooting a 75 and Leininger an 86.
"The PAISAA match was a great experience," Albert said. "I was happy with my performance on the day. I’m excited that our team was able to win for a second year in a row, and that I was able to contribute during my first year of competing."
The Patriots now turn their attention to the annual GA/PC match, which will be played on Nov. 2 at Bluestone Country Club. After winning the match last season, Albert said the team is looking forward to a similar performance this year.
"Our team has a very strong opportunity to start off GA/PC Day with a win," Albert said. "Everyone wants to win for our team and for GA."