The Inaugural “Malvern Masters” Tournament

Ryan Powelson ‘21 takes home the green jacket in the first ever “Malvern Masters” on-the-quad golf tournament.

As the 2021 Masters came to an end with Hideki Matsuyama being crowned champion, a new winner emerged on Warren Avenue. Ryan Powelson took home the green jacket in a nailbiter finish. 

When asked about his championship run, Powelson was elated, stating, “It feels great to win. I saw that green jacket and knew there was no way I was losing.” 

The tournament consisted of a series of mini golf rounds during the April senior brotherhood day followed by a championship chipping round the next week. Mr. Sillup and his team were able to organize the delivery of a portable mini golf course onto campus during brotherhood day. It provided hours of entertainment for the seniors and some stiff competition.

“I was up against some really great competitors. Kids like Jack Fialko and Pat Traynor are single digit players. But the course (Malvern Quad) really plays to my strengths,” Powelson said.

New traditions like the Malvern Masters tournament are welcomed by the Malvern community, and provide great opportunities for students to gather in a fun and competitive atmosphere.

“I’ve been training my whole life to win something like this. It was definitely worth the long hours on the range honing into my game,” Powelson said.