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Madison’s Moloney Leads Warhawks to District Golf Title

Savia’s squad edges second place Langley at Liberty championships.

Led by senior Joe Moloney, the Madison High golf team won the Liberty District golf tournament at Herndon Centennial Golf Course on Sept. 22. Langley, sparked by brothers Ben and Sam Walsh, finished second by a scant two strokes.

“I’m very proud of the team,” said Madison coach Ted Savia, an instructor at Every Body Golf School. “They have come a long way in such a short time, and I knew they would play well if they simply reached their potential.”

Moloney, who won medalist honors in individual play during the two-round tournament, shot a 3-under 67-72 – 139.

“It feels great when everything comes together,” said Moloney, afterwards.

Moloney said he was most proud of his second round.

“I was 4-over through the first five holes,” he said. “In the past, I couldn’t have rebounded from such a bad start, but this time I did. I played the last 13 holes in 3-under.”

Langley junior Sam Walsh posted a steady 72-72 – 144, three stokes better than his older brother Ben, who shot 77-70 – 147. Langley had four players shoot in the 70s, but Joe Moloney’s smooth 67 in the first round made the difference.

In team results, Madison finished first with 600 points, followed by runner-up Langley (602) and third place McLean (631).

In the individual standings, Alex Hubbard of Madison finished third (74, 72 – 146) and McLean’s Ethan Arkin was fifth (73, 76 – 149).