GENERAL: Second-team All-American … Third-Team Academic All-America® and First-Team Academic All-District® 8 … All-Region … All-Pac-12 … R&A world ranking (No. 26) … Scratch Players world ranking (No. 15) … invited to 16-man Walker Cup practice squad and on watch list for event … Palmer Cup Ranking (No. 14) … The Ben Hogan Award watch list … Academic All-District® 8 and Academic All-American® nominee … tri-captain ... has consistently been in the lineup since redshirting in 2010-11 to gain admission into Cal’s Haas School of Business and work on his golf game … has become one of the top players in the country … has played solid golf throughout his Cal career … continues to work extremely hard on his game, especially his wedge play and putting with a change in early 2012 to using the belly putter … ball striking has always been a staple of his game … very straight and is one of the longest hitters in college golf, hitting his drives easily in the 300-plus yards range … a tremendous competitor who continues to improve upon his consistency in all areas … vastly improved during his redshirt season in which he identified the strengths and weaknesses of his game … still has room for a tremendous amount of growth in his game … analytical player and diligent student of the game who effectively uses all resources at his disposal … a solid leader by example on and off the course … an excellent athlete.
CAL CAREER: Has played in 34 stroke-play events and 105 rounds, totaling 7,531 shots for an average of 71.72 strokes per round that ranks third among all active Cal players … top career finish came when he won his first collegiate event at the 2012 Alister MacKenzie Invitational, while his top collegiate round is a 62 that he fired in the second round of the same event after a 64 that he shot over the opening 18 holes that was his previous collegiate low … has a total of nine top-five and 12 top-10 showings … has an 8-3 record during four career match-play events … has posted Cal’s top score or tied for its top score in a stroke-play event six times … the second player in Cal history to have a top-10 finish at NCAA Championship (T8th) and NCAA Regional (T5th) in the same season in 2012-13 … also the second Cal player to finish in the top 10 at both a Pac-10/12 Championship and an NCAA Regional in the same season in 2011-12 (Michael Weaver was the first to accomplish the feat in 2009-10 and Weaver did it again in 2012-13) … has played three times in the NCAA Championship, tying for eighth in 2013, tying for 45th in 2012 and finishing 135th in 2010 … has played in three NCAA Regionals with a third-place showing at 2012 NCAA Stanford Regional that was his lowest finish in 2011-12, a fifth-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Pullman Regional and a tie for 21st showing at 2010 NCAA San Diego Regional … has played in three Pac-10/12 Championships, tying for fifth in 2012, tying for 11th in 2013 and tying for 20th in 2010 … had two of the most memorable moments in the history of Cal men’s golf at the 2012 Pac-12 Championship when he made a 40-foot birdie putt on the 18th green to force a playoff with Oregon and then a 25-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole (No. 16) to clinch a team victory … two-time team Ben Furth Award winner in 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons for academic and athletic excellence … tri-captain.
2012-13 (AS A JUNIOR): Second-team All-American (Golfweek, PING Division I), PING Division I All-West Region and second-team All-Pac-12 selection and All-America Scholar candidate … ranked No. 19 nationally by Golfweek No. 22 according to Golfstat in their final rankings … second-team All-Pac-12 … on the watch list for The Ben Hogan Award … ranked No. 14 on the final Palmer Cup Ranking … one of the team’s tri-captains along with Max Homa and Michael Weaver … Capital One Academic All-America® Men’s At-Large Third Team, All-District® 8 Men’s At-Large First Team and first-team Pac-12 All-Academic as a business major with a 3.71 cumulative GPA … the only Cal nominee for Capital One Academic All-America® Men’s At-Large recognition for the second straight season … team’s Ben Furth Award winner for the second straight year honoring academic and athletic excellence … the only Cal player to post an unbeaten match-play record with a 2-0 record at NCAA Championship, defeating Jon Rahm of Arizona State (2 up) and Alex Burge of Illinois (4 & 3) … posted a stroke average of 70.80 that was fourth on the team on 2,832 shots over 13 events and 40 stroke-play rounds … posted five top-five and seven top-10 showings, including his first collegiate victory at Alister MacKenzie Invitational (64-62-72 – 198, -15) hosted by Cal when he carded the lowest 54-hole total of his career and the lowest by a Cal player in 2012-13, shooting what was then the best round of his collegiate career with a 64 in the opening round and then coming back the same day to better it with a second-round 62 … also had top-10 finishes when he was second at Fresno State Lexus Classic (68-69-69 – 206, -10), tied for second with Cal’s best score at ASU Thunderbird Invitational (70-65-68 – 203, -10), fourth at the season-opening Gopher Invitational (66-75-75 – 216, E), fifth at NCAA Pullman Regional (66-73-69 – 208, -8), tied for eighth at NCAA Championship (66-69-70 – 205, -5) and tied for ninth at Isleworth Collegiate Invitational (73-73-73 – 219, +3), with his NCAA Championship showing tied for the second-best in school history and his first-round 66 tied for the third-best round ever by a Cal player at the event … tied for 11th at both Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters (69-75-74 – 218, +2) and Pac-12 Championship (68-76-71-72 – 287, +7) … tied for 14th at Pac-12 Preview (77-68-67 – 212, -4) … tied for 19th at Western Intercollegiate (73-72-71 – 216, +6) … tied for 39th at PING/Golfweek Preview (74-76-68 – 218, +8) … tied for 57th at Arizona Intercollegiate (79-70-77 – 226, +13) … had a 70.15 rating according to Golfweek and an overall record against individual opponents of 912-183-32, including winning marks against both top 100 (186-112-21) and top 50 (105-80-14) opponents.
2011-12 (AS A SOPHOMORE): An honorable mention PING Division I All-American and one of the team’s tri-captains along with Max Homa and Michael Weaver … one of three Cal players to earn second-team All-Pac-12 and PING Division I All-West Region recognition along with Homa and Michael Kim, with the trio also sharing team MVP honors … took home the team’s Ben Furth Award for academic and athletic excellence for the first of two consecutive seasons and a second-year ‘Big C’ award from the squad’s annual awards banquet … recognized as having the highest GPA on a men’s golf team that had the highest team GPA of all Cal’s men’s sports at the school’s annual Academic Honors Luncheon … a first-team Pac-12 All-Academic selection … the only Cal nominee for Capital One Academic All-America® Men’s At-Large recognition for the first of two consecutive seasons with a 3.761 cumulative GPA … one of only two players along with Homa to participate in all 12 of the team’s stroke-play events, each of its 37 stroke-play rounds and all three match-play events … had a 6-3 match-play record to tie a team-high for victories, going 4-0 at Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship, 2-1 at Del Walker Match Play Championship and 0-2 at NCAA Championship … posted a 71.41 stroke-play average on 2,642 shots that tied for second on the team with Michael Kim and was only eight total shots more than Homa used to post a 71.19 average … had Cal’s best or tied for the best finish in four stroke-play events (Arizona Intercollegiate, ASU Thunderbird Invitational, Pac-12 Championship, NCAA Stanford Regional), including two of the last three events and four of the last five … ranked No. 37 nationally by Golfweek and No. 42 according to Golfstat in their final player rankings of the season … finished among the top 20 in 12 of 14 stroke-play events, including five top-eight finishes in eight spring events … named the Pac-12 Men’s Golfer of the Month for April of 2012 during a month that included his performances in Cal wins at ASU Thunderbird Invitational and Pac-12 Championship … posted his top finish of the season by taking third at NCAA Stanford Regional (67-66-66 – 199, -11), with the second-lowest 54-hole total of his career and back-to-back season-best-tying rounds of four-under par 66 in each of his final two rounds … tied for third at ASU Thunderbird Invitational (67-70-70 – 207, -6) … led Cal to its first-ever conference title at Pac-12 Championship (73-73-66-68 – 280, -8), tying for fifth overall and making a 40-foot birdie putt on the 18th green to force a playoff with Oregon and then a 25-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole (No. 16) to clinch a team victory … earned California Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honors (along with women’s golfer Joanne Lee) for his performance at Pac-12 Championship … tied for fifth at Arizona Intercollegiate (70-72-67 – 209, -4) to open spring season … tied for eighth at Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters (72-71-75 – 218, +2) … tied for 11th at John A. Burns Intercollegiate (71-72-71 – 214, -2) … tied for 14th at Wolverine Intercollegiate (70-74-70 – 214, +1) … tied for 16th in fall finale at Isleworth Collegiate Invitational (70-74-77 – 221, +5) … tied for 17th at Alister MacKenzie Invitational (70-68-69 – 207, -6) … tied for 20th at Western Intercollegiate (67-76-74 – 217, +7) … tied for 45th at NCAA Championship (71-73-75 – 219, +6) … tied for 70th at Golfweek Conference Challenge (80-81-76 – 237, +21).
2010-11 (AS A SOPHOMORE): Redshirted … did not play.
2009-10 (AS A FRESHMAN): Posted a 73.46 stroke average that was the fifth-best on the team, taking 2,057 shots in nine stroke-play events over 28 rounds … made huge contributions to Cal’s success, especially down the stretch when he came up with strong showings by tying for 20th at Pac-10 Championship (66-70-74-72 – 282, -6) and tying for 21st at NCAA San Diego Regional (74-74-75 – 223, +7) … Cal’s second-highest finisher at NCAA San Diego Regional and third-highest at Pac-10 Championship … opened Pac-10 Championship with a season-best round of 66 that had him tied for ninth after first day of the event … also in the lineup for NCAA Championship (72-77-81 – 230, +14), where he tied for 135th … among the nine events he played over the team’s 14 tournaments, eight came during the club’s 10 events on the spring schedule … top finish came at Arizona Intercollegiate (72-67-71 – 210, -3) to kick off the spring when he tied for 16th and came up with a 67 in the second round that was his second best of the season … other top finishes in the spring included tying for 29th at John A. Burns Intercollegiate (71-73-73 – 217, +1) and tying for 31st at U.S. Intercollegiate (73-73-69 – 215, +5), where he posted the team’s second-best score of the event … lone event he competed in during the fall was Spartan Golf Classic, where he finished tied for 32nd (78-71-74 – 223, +10) … other spring finishes included a tied for 57th showing at USC Collegiate Invitational (79-73-71 – 223, +10) and a tied for 91st finish at Fresno Lexus (76-79-81 – 236, +23) … named a Student-Athlete of the Month at Cal in February of 2010 for his academic work.
2013 – Tied for 11th at U.S. Open sectional qualifying event (67-72 – 139, -5) at Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Ground Ball, Ga. … tied for 20th at Australian Master of the Amateurs Championship (73-79-70-73 – 295) and teamed up with Stanford’s Patrick Rodgers to lead United States to co-championship.
2012 – Ended the year as California’s top-ranked amateur player, as well as fifth in U.S. and 16th in world according to amateurgolf.com, while he was 17th in the organization’s tournament series … reached the semifinals of match play at U.S. Amateur for the first time, qualifying for match play and then winning four consecutive matches … won State Fair Amateur (65-68-67 – 200) … tied for third at Northeast Amateur (68-71-67-67 – 273) … tied for fourth at amateurgolf.com Silicon Valley Amateur (68-75 – 143) … tied for eighth at Sunnehanna Amateur (74-65-71-68 – 278) … tied for 14th at New Year’s Invitational (70-74-72-71 – 287) … 15th at Patriot All-America (71-72-71 – 214, +4) … 18th at Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic (69-68-74 – 211) … tied for 30th at Porter Cup (68-68-75-70 – 281).
2011 – Ended the year ranked sixth in California, 38th in U.S. and 92nd in world according to amateurgolf.com, while he was 50th in the organization’s tournament series … captured the prestigious San Francisco City Amateur Championship, winning handily 8 and 7 in the final match … also won New Year’s Invitational (69-68-70-73 – 280) by taking the event that is considered one of amateur golf’s elite tournaments in dramatic fashion, eagling the final hole to win by one shot … was a local U.S. Open qualifier by shooting a 69 in an 18-hole event at Crystalaire Country Club … tied for ninth at State Fair Amateur (70-65-72 – 207) … tied for 10th at amateurgolf.com Silicon Valley Amateur (75-71 – 146) and Monroe Invitational (71-72-67-72 – 282) … tied for 15th at Trans-Mississippi Championship (67-71-67-70 – 275) … tied for 34th at Northeast Amateur (74-70-66-69 – 279).
2010 – Ended the year ranked 22nd in California, 96th in U.S. and 237th in world according to amateurgolf.com … tied for seventh at both Trans-Mississippi Championship (69-69-71 – 209) and Rice Planters Amateur (67-67-71-75 – 280) … tied for 11th at Southwestern Amateur (74-73-66-67 – 280) … tied for 32nd at State Fair Amateur (71-71-72 – 214).
2009 – Ended the year ranked 35th in California, 203rd in U.S. and 475th in world according to amateurgolf.com, while he was ninth in the organization’s tournament series … won amateurgolf.com Christmas Classic (66-68 – 134) … second at State Fair Amateur (68-69-68 – 205) … tied for third at Oxnard City Championship (67-75 – 142) and Goleta City Championship (70-74 – 144) … sixth at Palo Alto City Championship (67-73 – 140) ... tied for sixth at Rancho Santa Margarita Amateur (70-76 – 146) … tied for 13th at Los Angeles City Junior Golf Championship (68-74-71 – 213) … 16th at Rice Planters Amateur (75-71-70-70 – 286) … tied for 32nd at Southwestern Amateur (73-74-71 – 218) … tied for 33rd at Oglethorpe Invitational (72-69-72 – 213).
2008 – Selected as an AJGA HP Scholastic Junior All-American, FCWT first-team All-American and finalist for the USGA-AJGA Presidents’ Youth Leadership Award for his work with Special Olympics … was selected by the FCWT to represent Team USA at Japan Honda International Junior Championship, where he was the low American finishing tied for seventh (74-71-71 – 216) … won both Thousand Oaks City Amateur (65-69 – 134) and FCWT Hunter Ranch Invitational (68-70 – 138) … second at SCPGA Toyota Tour Cup series Oak Valley (69-71 – 140) … tied for fourth at FCWT PGA WEST Classic (73-75 – 148) … eighth at AJGA TEE UP Junior Challenge (72-72-72 – 216) … tied for 14th at AJGA CORE Realty Championship (71-75-74 – 220) … tied for 23rd at AJGA PING Phoenix Junior (72-69-75 – 216).
WESTLAKE VILLAGE HS: A 2009 graduate of Westlake High School … won back-to-back CIF Marmonte League individual titles and league MVP honors in his final two prep seasons in 2008 and 2009 … second at CIF Southern Section Individual Championship as a senior with a 68 in the 18-hole event played at Hacienda Golf Club … also named the Ventura County Star Boys Golfer of the Year in each of his last two campaigns … posted the lowest average career score in his school’s history (71.5) … had a team-low 71.0 stroke average as a senior in 2009 and helped lead his squad to its third straight Marmonte League title, its second consecutive Northern Division crown, and a spot in the California State Championship, where the team finished third … ranked in Golfweek’s top 50 nationally for his graduating year during his final prep season … also a point guard on his school’s basketball squad … had a GPA of 4.0 or higher each semester.
OTHER: Full name is Brandon Cardell Hagy … majoring in business after being accepted into Cal’s Haas School of Business in the spring of 2012 … parents are Rick and Karyn Hagy … has one younger brother, Brett … has two cousins, Ryan Capretta (Indiana State) and Stephen Hagy (Army), who played college football, with Capretta serving as the current strength and conditioning coach at Pepperdine after having worked previously in the same field for the Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens and Stanford following his football playing career … has worked extensively with Special Olympics since 2007, teaching golf and participating in tournaments with athletes … born March 21, 1991, in Santa Monica, Calif.
GETTING TO KNOW BRANDON
The most interesting thing about me is … I’m really good at Ping Pong
The reason I love golf is … it is so challenging and you get great satisfaction when you play well
The biggest thrill of my life to date is … making a 40-foot putt on the 72nd hole of the 2012 Pac-12 Championship to force a playoff
The reason I chose Cal is … it has both superior academics and athletics
The best things about Cal are … the food and the variety of people who attend school here
What sets Cal golf apart from other collegiate golf programs is … The 33-plus years experience of our head coach and the incredible golf courses we get to play reguarly
If I could spend a day with anyone it would be … Barack Obama
My favorite YouTube video is … Charlie Bit Me
My favorite golf movie is … Tin Cup
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be … making a putt on the last hole to win the U.S. Open
I would like to be remembered at Cal for … a strong work ethic and the highest determination to succeed
My parents were right when they told me … to balance school and athletics
I am most thankful in my life for … my loving family and the ability to go to an incredible school like Cal
LAST UPDATED: August 6, 2013