Hagestad, Low Amateur at Augusta, Qualifies For U.S. Open


For a man who says he does not have a future in professional golf, amateur Stewart Hagestad is putting together one impressive resume.

This week, Hagestad qualified for his second straight major, finishing third at the U.S. Open sectional at Newport Beach Country Club.


  • Strong Rounds: A 26-year-old amateur, Hagestad shot 67-68 to make the Erin Hills field.
  • Historic First: Hagestad won last year’s US Mid-Amateur and then became the first champion to make the cut at The Masters.
  • Augusta Medial: Hagestad won the low-amateur medal at The Masters, posting 74-73-74-73 to finish T36. He was 6-over-par for the week.
  • Business Future: Despite making the field for his second straight major, Hagestad re-iterated that he has no plans to pursue a professional golf career, opting instead to pursue a Masters degree in business administration. After the US Mid-Amateur later this year, Hagestad is planning to quit competitive golf.

On Twitter


“The short answer is that I’m not turning pro, regardless of what anyone thinks. The longer answer is I’m going to apply to some business schools in September and October. I’ve been given a really cool opportunity and have had a chance to meet some really interesting people. Hopefully, I can sell them on my story. As soon as the Mid-Am is over I’m going to put the clubs away for a while and be a normal 26-year-old.”
Stewart Hagestad


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