Golf Captures First Inter-Ac Title in Six Years


Brendan Hallinan

The golf team fired a 14 over par, 230, to win the sixth and final Inter Ac league match, and thus to secure the Inter Ac overall team championship.

Junior Mike Szipszky led the team and all Inter Ac golfers with a stellar 1 under par performance. Seniors Mike Davis, Kevin McGeary, and Brendan Hallinan followed with scores of 36, 38, and 39 respectively. Junior Mike Lamond finished with a 42 to round out the scoring.

Only the top 6 out of 8 scores count for each team.

The team rallied from an early deficit to the Haverford School in the beginning of the season to win the championship. The Friars won four out of the last five Inter Ac matches after tying for second with Episcopal Academy in the first match.

Instead of matches being head to head, all six teams compete at once. Each of the 6 Inter Ac teams hosts one tournament a year. A victory in an Inter Ac match counts for 5 wins and 0 losses. The team’s final record was 27-2-1.

Besides the Inter Ac trophy, the golf team brought home multiple pieces of hardware on Wednesday. Davis was the overall individual champion, posting a record of 239-31-12 over the 6 Inter Ac tournaments. Lamond, Bacskai, and Szipszky were individual medalists at the Haverford, Penn Charter, and Chestnut Hill Invitationals respectively.

The Inter Ac season finishes on Saturday, October 26 at the Individual Championship at prestigious Merion Golf Club. Merion was the site of the 2013 US Open and has been the site of four US Opens before that. Malvern will be represented by seniors Mike Davis, Kevin McGeary, and Brendan Hallinan and juniors Mike Szipszky, Brendan Bacskai, and Mike Lamond.