Stewart Hagestad Wins Silver Cup At Masters As Low Am|
April 9, 2017
Former Trojan Stewart Hagestad, a 2013 USC graduate, completed a remarkable run this week in Augusta, Ga., winning the Silver Cup as the low amateur at the 2017 Masters on Sunday (April 9).
Hagestad, largely a reserve at USC until starting the final three postseason matches as a 2013 senior, tied for 36th at 6-over 294 (74-73-74-73) to finish as low amateur, three shots better than Curtis Luck, the only other amateur out of five to make the cut.
He closed the weekend with five birdies against six bogeys. Hagestad, only the third amateur to finish in the top 35 at Augusta since 2005, thrived during the four rounds on the four par 5s, with eight birdies and no bogeys.
Hagestad, who turns 26 Monday, earned the berth into the Masters by winning the 2016 Mid-Am and became the first winner of the event to make the Masters cut on Friday since the Mid-Am got an exemption in 1989.
"It's a dream come true," Hagestad said about being low amateur. "It's something I've long thought about and to have it come to fruition is an absolute dream come true."