Potomac’s Golf Team Dominates At MAC Championship

Panthers Golf Wins the MAC for the Second Consecutive Year


James Castle

Members of Potomac’s Golf Team enjoy their victory

After a year of severely limited competition, Potomac’s golf team has come roaring back. On October 18th, the Panther golfers won their second MAC Championship. Led by captains Teddy Ross, Ryan Huppe, Josh Shapiro, Grant Hexley, and Weston Hicks,the team competed against St Andrews, Maret, GDS, Sidwell Friends, Flint Hill, and St. James in the MAC championship at Falls Road Golf Cour

Leading up to the MAC championship, Potomac was no stranger to success with eight wins and one loss this season.

“I really think it was a demonstration of our collective hard work throughout the season and all of us to be honest and I think we really showed that at the MAC and throughout the year and it was really more about the relationships we made on the course more than the result,” said senior Josh Shapiro. “But it just kinda happened to work out that way because we enjoyed what we were doing.”

Senior Teddy Ross won the golf MAC championship with an overall score of 71, winning by three strokes.

“It was a great feeling that the team was there to support me,” Teddy said. “Ryan Huppe finished in the group ahead of me. He was there celebrating for me and I knew I had a two shot lead going into the last hole and I was just trying to make par on that hole and get the win.”

When asked what it was like to coach the team that won the MAC, Head Golf Coach Mike Hutton noted that the Panthers had already won the MAC once “What made it special was being able to say it was not a fluke and that we deserved it this time. It established the beginning of what is going to be a proud tradition of competitive golf at Potomac.”

If the golf team’s bid to the state championship is accepted, the team will head off to States in the spring, where the Panthers could continue to win more competitions and tournaments and possibly a state title.

“If we keep on doing what we’re doing and don’t make it about winning one day but instead progressing over the course of the next few months then I think we are going to have a good shot,” said Shapiro. “We have just as good of a chance as anyone else so I am looking forward to the opportunity if we are granted it. Potomac Golf has just come off one of the most dominating seasons yet and it is still not even over.”