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VIDEO: Stewart Hagestad is dedicated to making the Walker Cup Team
Stewart Hagestad is staring down his golfing goals this summer <br>(USGA Photo)
Stewart Hagestad is staring down his golfing goals this summer
(USGA Photo)
(April 10, 2017) - Stewart Hagestad has already finished as the low amateur at the 2017 Masters but what could make 2017 an even better year? A spot on the USA Walker Cup team at his home course of Los Angeles Country Club for one.

Hagestad is likely a lock for one of the two mid- amateur spots on the team, however isn't taking any chances.

Currently, Hagestad is on a leave of absence from his finance job at Oak Tree Residential in New York City and he has a busy summer of golf scheduled.

Hagestad's Summer 2017 Schedule:

-Coleman Invitational
-Kerry Cup (Ireland)
-Irish Amateur
-U.S. Amateur Four-Ball
-U.S. Open Qualifying
-British Amateur (if he doesn't qualify for the U.S. Open)
-Northeast Amateur (depending how far he advances in the British Amateur)
-Western Amateur
-U.S. Amateur

“Every event I play is an opportunity to prove myself against the best amateurs and the best professionals in the country, and if I can continue to resume build and to build my case, hopefully I’ll earn the opportunity to represent the United States [in the Walker Cup],” Hagestad said told Golfweek.

“But it’s not my decision and all I can do is to try and like I said, build my resume, build the case that I would be a good representative. … If they want me on the team, and I would love to be there, I would love the opportunity to represent the United States.”


-Golfweek contributed to this story
ABOUT THE The Walker Cup

The Walker Cup Match is a biennial 10-man amateur team competition between the USA and a team composed of players from Great Britain and Ireland and selected by The R&A. It is played over two days with 18 singles matches and eight foursomes (alternate-shot) matches.

The first United States Walker Cup Team, which in 1922 defeated the GB&I side, 8-4, at the National Golf Links of America, is considered among the best teams ever and included Francis Ouimet, Bob Jones, Charles “Chick” Evans and Jess Sweetser. Many of the game’s greatest players have taken part in Walker Cup competition, including U.S. Open champions Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth for the USA and Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose for Great Britain and Ireland.

The USA leads the overall series 35-8-1.

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