Brandon Hagy to compete at Australian Master of the Amateurs
MELBOURNE, Australia – Cal Junior Brandon
Hagy has accepted an invitation to be one of
three Americans to play at the 2013 Australian
Master of the Amateurs Championship. The 72-
hole stroke-play event will be played January
8-11 at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club.
Hagy was a key component for a Cal
team that finished the fall as the top-ranked
club in all three major national polls – Golf
World/Nike Golf, Golfweek and Golfstat. After
winning or sharing the title in each of their five
fall events for the first time in school history,
Cal is already within one victory of the school-
record six events won by the 2011-12 team.
Dating back through the entire 2011-12
season, Cal has won 11 of its last 19 events
and finished in the top five in all 19. The
Golden Bears reached the NCAA semifinals a
year ago after winning their first Pac-12
Championship and NCAA Regional team titles
along the way.
Hagy’s stroke average of 70.9 over
the five events during the fall of 2012 was
second on the team only to Michael Kim, who
finished the fall as the nation’s second-ranked
player according to Golfweek and a member of
the midseason watch list for the Haskins Award
honoring the top player in men’s collegiate golf.
Hagy’s fall was highlighted with his first career
victory at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational
(64-62-72 – 198, -15). His tournament total
and second-round nine-under par 62 at the
MacKenzie were both the lowest scores by a
Cal golfer during the fall. He also had a pair of
other top-10 finishes, taking fourth at the
Gopher Invitational (66-75-75 – 216, E) and
tying for ninth at the Isleworth Collegiate
Invitational (73-73-73 – 219, +3).
Hagy finished the fall ranked No. 11
nationally with a 69.23 rating according to
Cal will return to action January 28-29 for the
first tournament of the spring portion of its
2012-13 schedule with the Arizona
Intercollegiate at Arizona National in Tucson.