IJGA Alumni, Stewart Hagestad, named to 2017 U.S. Walker Cup Team

IJGA Alumni Member of 2017 Walker Cup Team

 

Stewart Hagestad earns spot on 2017 U.S. Walker Cup Team

 

September 5, 2017 (Bluffton, SC) –  Stewart Hagestad of Southern California was named the oldest member of the 2017 U.S. Walker Cup Team.

Hagestad attended the International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) in Bluffton, South Carolina, where he grew both mentally and physically as a student athlete, before attending college at the University of Southern California. He was a walk on at USC, a massive feat in itself, and now is building an amateur career that will rival almost anyone.

It should come as no surprise that Hagestad was picked to be a member of this year’s Walker Cup team given his impressive tournament resume. After graduated from the University of Southern California, Hagestad went on to win the 2016 Met Amateur, 2016 Mid-Amateur Championship and was named the 2016 Metropolitan Golf Association Player of the Year. This year Hagestad was the low amateur at the Masters finishing 36th overall and competed in the U.S. Open. We are looking forward to seeing how Hagestad and the rest of the U.S. Walker Cup Team do this weekend at The Los Angeles Country Club.

The International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) was founded in 1995 in Hilton Head, SC as a home for elite juniors from around the world looking to earn college golf scholarships in the United States. Since 1995, IJGA has achieved nearly 100% college placement and graduates have earned over $51 million in college golf scholarships. IJGA continues to develop the character and skill of junior golfers, while helping them achieve their goals. For more information, visit https://hub.coffee%2Fijga2019

For more information on the rest of the 2017 U.S. Walker Cup Team check out:

http://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/championships/2017/walker-cup/articles/2017-united-states-walker-cup-team-set.html

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