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Brandon Hagy
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 170
Year: Senior
Hometown: Westlake Village, CA
High School: Westlake HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Hagy has excelled both on and off the course during his first four and a half seasons at Cal. Hagy, who entered the 2014 spring ranked as high as No. 3 collegiately and the No. 4 amateur in the world, has earned second-team All-American, All-Region and second-team All-Pac-12 honors as a four-time individual medalist with 17 top-five showings and 21 finishes in the top 10. Hagy is a strong candidate to represent the United States in the 2014 Palmer Cup. He is also an All-America Scholar, third-team Academic All-America, first-team Academic All-District 8 and two-time Pac-12 All-Academic selection who is scheduled to earn his bachelor's degree from the Haas School of Business in May of 2014.
International
Latest Rankings – No. 4 Scratch Players, No. 6 Palmer Cup (Team USA), No. 27 R&A
► First alternate for 2013 Walker Cup after having been on watch list and invited to 16-man practice squad
► 2013 and 2014 Palmer Cup Watch List

Coach Comments/Notes
► One of the best student-athletes to ever participate in intercollegiate athletics at Cal, as well as one of the top players currently in college golf and in the history of Cal program
► Has a wonderful game with his biggest strengths his length as one of the longest hitters in college golf as well as accuracy, but has many other strengths including course management, decision making on and off the course and work ethic, as well as an improved short game and putting
► Returned to a traditional putter in 2013 after using a belly putter for much of 2012
► Tremendous competitor who continues to improve upon his consistency in all areas
► Analytical player and diligent student of the game who effectively uses all resources at his disposal
► Solid leader by example on and off the course
Cal Career
Stats – 44 stroke-play events, 134 rounds, 9572 shots, 71.43 stroke average, 8-3 match-play record (4 events) ... Cal’s active leader in all categories other than match-play defeats
Individual Medalist Honors – 4 (Alister MacKenzie Invitational, Fall 2012; Jack Nicklaus Invitational, Fall 2013; *Arizona Intercollegiate, Spring 2014; Aggie Inivitational, Spring 2014)
*Co-individual medalist
Top-5 Finishes – 17
Top-10 Finishes – 21
Cal's Top Finisher – 10 (Includes Ties)
Low 54-Hole Score – 198, -15 (Alister MacKenzie Invitational, Fall 2012)
Low 72-Hole Score – 280, -8 (Pac-12 Championship, Spring 2012)
Low Round – 62 (Alister MacKenzie Invitational, Fall 2012)
NCAA Championship – 3 (8th, 2013; 45th, 2012; 135th, 2010)
NCAA Regionals – 3 (3rd, 2012 Stanford Regional; 5th, 2013 Pullman Regional; T21st, 2010 San Diego Regional)
Pac-12 Championship – 3 (T5th, 2012; T11th, 2013; T20th, 2010)
► GCAA All-America Scholar (2012-13)
► GCAA/PING Division I and Golfweek Second-Team All-American (2012-13)
► Two-Time GCAA/PING Division I All-West Region (2012-13)
► Second-Team All-Pac-12 (2012-13)
► Haskins Award Watch List (2013-14)
► Byron Nelson Award Nominee (2013-14)
► Two-Time Ben Hogan Award Watch List (2012-13, 2013-14)
► Two-Time Ben Furth Team Award Winner (2011-12, 2012-13) ... award given for academic and athletic excellence
► Two-Time Team Tri-Captain (2012-13,
2013-14)
► Two-Time Pac-12 All-Academic (2011-12, 2012-13)
► Two-Time NCAA Elite 89 Nominee (2011-12, 2012-13)
► Two-Time Pac-12 Men’s Golfer of the Month (April 2012, September 2013)
► Second player in Cal history to have a top-10 finish at NCAA Championship (T8th) and NCAA Regional (T5th) in the same season (2012-13)
► Second Cal player to finish in top 10 at both a Pac-10/12 Championship and NCAA Regional in same season (2011-12)
► Had two of the most memorable moments in the history of Cal men’s golf at the 2012 Pac-12 Championship with a 40-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to force a playoff with Oregon and then a 25-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole (No. 16) to clinch the team victory

Fall 2013 (Senior)
Stats – 9 stroke-play events, 26 rounds, 1830 strokes, 70.38 stroke average
Individual Medalist – 3 (Jack Nicklaus Invitational, *Arizona Intercollegiate, Aggie Invitational)
*Co-individual medalist
Top-5 Finishes – 8
Top-10 Finishes – 9
Cal's Top Finisher (Includes Ties) – 4
Golfweek Rating – 69.13
Golfweek Records – vs. Top 25 (16-21-3), vs. Top 50 (35-23-8), vs. Top 100 (85-37-12), vs. Overall (618-55-15)
► Haskins Award Watch List
► Ben Hogan Award Watch List
► Byron Nelson Award Nominee
► Had eight consecutive top-10 finishes dating back to the final two events of 2012-13 after finishing in the top 10 in each of his first six events and has been in the top-10 in eight of nine events overall.
► Named Pac-12 Men’s Golfer of the Month for the second time in his career for September of 2013 after a 69.44 stroke average, a victory at Jack Nicklaus Invitational, a second-place showing at Gopher Invitational and a third-place outing at Saint Mary’s Invitational
► Has shot under par in 19 of 26 rounds
1. Jack Nicklaus Invitational (71-67-69 – 207, -6) ... 8/29-30/2013
1. Aggie Invitational (71-70-71 – 207, -6) ..4/5-6/2014

T1. Arizona Intercollegiate (69-68-74 – 211, -2) ... 1/27-28/2014
2. Gopher Invitational (70-69-68 – 207, -6) ... 8/9-10/2013
2. John A. Burns Intercollegiate (67-71 – 138, -6) ... 2/19-21/2014
3. Saint Mary’s Invitational (71-71-69 – 211, -5) ... 8/23-24/2013
T4. Alister MacKenzie Invitational (70-64-72 – 208, -10) ... 10/14-15/2013
5. National Invitational Tournament (64-77-68 – 209, -7) ... 3/14-16/2014
T8. Isleworth Collegiate Invitational (74-70-71 – 215, -1) ... 10/20-22/2013
T26. Southern Highlands Collegiate Invitational (82-75-69 – 226, +10) ... 3/7-9/2014


2012-13 (Junior)
Stats – 14 stroke-play events, 43 rounds, 3043 strokes, 70.77 stroke average, 2-0 match-play record (1 event)
Individual Medalist – 1 (Alister MacKenzie Invitational)
Final Rankings – No. 14 Palmer Cup (Team USA), No. 19 Golfweek, No. 22 Golfstat
Top-5 Finishes – 5
Top-10 Finishes – 7
Cal's Top Finisher – 2 (Includes Ties)
Golfweek Rating – 70.15
Golfweek Records – vs. Top 25 (51-55-9), vs. Top 50 (105-80-14), vs. Top 100 (186-112-21), vs. Overall (912-183-32)
► GCAA All-America Scholar (2012-13)
► GCAA/PING Division I Second-Team All-American
► GCAA/PING Division I All-West Region
► Second-Team All-Pac-12
► Ben Hogan Award Watch List
► Tri-Captain along with Max Homa and Michael Weaver
► Third-Team Capital One Academic All-America® Men’s At-Large ... Cal’s only nominee for second straight year
► First-Team All-District® 8 Men’s At-Large
► First-Team Pac-12 All-Academic
► NCAA Elite 89 Nominee
► Cal’s Ben Furth Team Award winner for second straight year ... award given for academic and athletic excellence
► Only Cal player to post an unbeaten match-play record at NCAA Championship with a 2-0 mark, defeating Jon Rahm of Arizona State (2-up) and Alex Burge of Illinois (4 & 3)

1. Alister MacKenzie Invitational (64-62-72 – 198, -15) ... first collegiate win, lowest 54-hole total by Cal player in 2012-13, collegiate-best second-round 62
2. Fresno State Lexus Classic (68-69-69 – 206, -10)
T2. ASU Thunderbird Invitational (70-65-68 – 203, -10)
4. Gopher Invitational (66-75-75 – 216, E)
5. NCAA Pullman Regional (66-73-69 – 208, -8)
T8. NCAA Championship (66-69-70 – 205, -5) ... second-best NCAA Championship finish in school history, first round tied for third-best round ever by Cal player at NCAA’s
T9. Isleworth Collegiate Invitational (73-73-73 – 219, +3)
T11. Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters (69-75-74 – 218, +2)
T11. Pac-12 Championship (68-76-71-72 – 287, +7)
T14. Pac-12 Preview (77-68-67 – 212, -4)
18. Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic (69-68-74 – 211, -2)
T19. Western Intercollegiate (73-72-71 – 216, +6)
T39. PING/Golfweek Preview (74-76-68 – 218, +8)
T57. Arizona Intercollegiate (79-70-77 – 226, +13)

 

2011-12 (Sophomore)
Stats – 12 stroke-play events, 37 rounds, 2642 strokes, 71.41 stroke average, 6-3 (3 events)
Final Rankings – No. 38 Golfweek, No. 42 Golfstat
Top-5 Finishes – 4
Top-10 Finishes – 5
Cal's Top Finisher – 4 (Includes Ties)
Golfweek Rating – 70.43
Golfweek Records – vs. Top 25 (26-44-6), vs. Top 50 (60-73-8), vs. Top 100 (136-104-13), vs. Overall (774-205-20)
► GCAA/PING Division I Honorable Mention All-American
► Tri-Captain along with Max Homa and Michael Weaver
► GCAA/PING Division I All-West Region
► Second-Team All-Pac-12
► Shared Team MVP honors with Max Homa and Michael Kim
► NCAA Elite 89 Nominee
► Cal’s Ben Furth Award winner ... award given for academic and athletic excellence
► 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
► First-Team Pac-12 All-Academic
► 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
► Tied a team high with six victories in match play, going 4-0 at Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship, 2-1 at Del Walker Match Play Championship and 0-2 at NCAA Championship
► Had Cal’s best or tied for the best finish in four of the last six events
► 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
► Admitted to Cal’s Haas School of Business3. NCAA Stanford Regional (67-66-66 – 199, -11) ... back-to-back season-best-tying rounds of four-under par 66 in each of his final two rounds
T3. ASU Thunderbird Invitational (67-70-70 – 207, -6)
T5. Arizona Intercollegiate (70-72-67 – 209, -4)
T5. Pac-12 Championship (73-73-66-68 – 280, -8) ... helped Cal to first conference title by making a 40-foot birdie putt on 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 the performance
T8. Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters (72-71-75 – 218, +2)
T11. John A. Burns Intercollegiate (71-72-71 – 214, -2)
T14. Wolverine Intercollegiate (70-74-70 – 214, +1)
T16. Isleworth Collegiate Invitational (70-74-77 – 221, +5)
T17. Alister MacKenzie Invitational (70-68-69 – 207, -6)
T20. Western Intercollegiate (67-76-74 – 217, +7)
T45. NCAA Championship (71-73-75 – 219, +6)
T70. Golfweek Conference Challenge (80-81-76 – 237, +21)


2010-11 (Sophomore)
► Redshirted to focus on gaining admission into the Haas School of Business and work on his golf game
► Did not play

2009-10 (Freshman)
Stats – 9 stroke-play events, 28 rounds, 2057 strokes, 73.46 stroke average
Final Rankings – No. 381 Golfweek
Golfweek Rating – 73.37
Golfweek Records – vs. Top 25 (1-38-3), vs. Top 50 (6-95-5), vs. Top 100 (23-151-8), vs. Overall (332-423-35)
► Named a Student-Athlete of the Month at Cal in February of 2010 for his academic work
T16. Arizona Intercollegiate (72-67-71 – 210, -3)
T20. Pac-10 Championships (66-70-74-72 – 282, -6)
T21. NCAA San Diego Regional (74-74-75 – 223, +7)
T29. John A. Burns Intercollegiate (71-73-73 – 217, +1)
T31. U.S. Intercollegiate (73-73-69 – 215, +5)
T32. Spartan Golf Classic (78-71-74 – 223, +10)
T57. USC Collegiate Invitational (79-73-71 – 223, +10)
T91. Fresno Lexus (76-79-81 – 236, +23)
T135. NCAA Championship (72-77-81 – 230, +14)

Amateur
2014
T11. Australian Master of the Amateurs Championship (73-72-70-75 – 290, +2) ... played in event for second straight year
T48. Jones Cup Invitational (77-76-76 – 229, +13)

2013
Final AmateurGolf.com Rankings – No. 5 California, No. 9 USA, No. 18 World
► First alternate for Walker Cup

T1. State Fair Amateur (67-68-67 – 202)
T8. Trans-Mississippi (65-71-69-69 – 274)
10. Sunnehanna Amateur (70-72-72-68 – 282)
T11. U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying (67-72 – 139, -5) ... Hawks Ridge Golf Club, Ground Ball, Ga.
T15. Northeast Amateur (71-69-67-74 – 281)
Final 32. U.S. Amateur
T20. Australian Master of the Amateurs Championship (73-79-70-73 – 295) ... teamed with Stanford’s Patrick Rodgers to lead United States to co-championship
T23. Porter Cup (72-69-69-70 – 280)
T38. U.S. Amateur Stroke Play (72-71 – 143, +3)

2012
Final AmateurGolf.com Rankings – No. 1 California, No. 5 USA, No. T16 World, No. T17 Tournament Series
1. State Fair Amateur (65-68-67 – 200)
Semifinals. U.S. Amateur ... won four matches to reach semifinals
T3. Northeast Amateur (68-71-67-67 – 273)
T4. Silicon Valley Amateur (68-75 – 143)
6. U.S. Amateur Stroke Play (65-72 – 137)
T8. Sunnehanna Amateur (74-65-71-68 – 278)
T14. New Year’s Invitational (70-74-72-71 – 287)
T15. Patriot All-America (71-72-71 – 214)
T30. Porter Cup (68-68-75-70 – 281)

2011
Final AmateurGolf.com Rankings – No. 6 California, No. T38 USA, No. T50 Tournament Series, No. T92 World
1. San Francisco City Amateur Championship ... won six matches
1. New Year’s Invitational (69-68-70-73 – 280) ... won in dramatic fashion, eagling the final hole to win by one shot
T9. State Fair Amateur (70-65-72 – 207)
T10. Silicon Valley Amateur (75-71 – 146)
T10. Monroe Invitational (71-72-67-72 – 282)
T15. Trans-Mississippi Championship (67-71-67-70 – 275)
T34. Northeast Amateur (74-70-66-69 – 279)
Qualifier. U.S. Open Local Qualifying (69) ... Crystalaire Country Club, Llano, Calif.

2010
Final AmateurGolf.com Rankings – No. 22 California, No. T96 USA, No. T237 World
T7. Trans-Mississippi Championship (69-69-71 – 209)
T7. Rice Planters Amateur (67-67-71-75 – 280)
T11. Southwestern Amateur (74-73-66-67 – 280)
T32. State Fair Amateur (71-71-72 – 214)

2009
Final AmateurGolf.com Rankings – No. T9 Tournament Series, No. 35 California, No. T203 USA, No. T475 World
1. Christmas Classic (66-68 – 134)
2. State Fair Amateur (68-69-68 – 205)
T3. Oxnard City Championship (67-75 – 142)
T3. Goleta City Championship (70-74 – 144)
6. Palo Alto City Championship (67-73 – 140)
T6. Rancho Santa Margarita Amateur (70-76 – 146)
T13. Los Angeles City Junior Golf Championship (68-74-71 – 213)
16. Rice Planters Amateur (75-71-70-70 – 286)
T32. Southwestern Amateur (73-74-71 – 218)
T33. Oglethorpe Invitational (72-69-72 – 213)

2008
Final AmateurGolf.com Rankings – No. T9 Tournament Series, No. 35 California, No. T203 USA, No. T475 World
► Selected as an AJGA HP Scholastic Junior All-American and FCWT First-Team All-American
► Finalist for the USGA-AJGA Presidents’ Youth Leadership Award for his work with Special Olympics
1. Thousand Oaks City Amateur (65-69 – 134)
1. FCWT Hunter Ranch Invitational (68-70 – 138)
2. SCPGA Toyota Tour Cup Series Oak Valley (69-71 – 140)
T4. FCWT PGA WEST Classic (73-75 – 148)
T7. Japan Honda International Junior Championship (74-71-71 – 216) ... low American
8. AJGA TEE UP Junior Challenge (72-72-72 – 216)
T14. AJGA CORE Realty Championship (71-75-74 – 220)
T23. AJGA PING Phoenix Junior (72-69-75 – 216)
2005-09 (Westlake Village HS)
► Won back-to-back CIF Marmonte League individual titles and MVP honors, and was named Ventura County Star Boys Golfer of the Year 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
► Posted the lowest career stroke average in school history (71.5)
► Registered team-low 71.0 stroke average as 2009 senior to lead his squad to third straight Marmonte League title, 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
► Born March 21, 1991, in Santa Monica, Calif.
► Majoring in business after being accepted into Cal’s Haas School of Business in the spring of 2012 and on track to graduate in May 2014
► Parents are Rick and Karyn Hagy
► Younger brother, Brett Hagy, is a freshman at Tulsa in 2013-14
► Has two cousins, Ryan Capretta (Indiana State) and Stephen Hagy (Army), who played college football, with Capretta the founder of his own performance institute after previously serving as a strength and conditioning coach for the Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Pepperdine and Stanford following his football playing career
► Represented all Cal student-athletes when he spoke at the inauguration of UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks in October of 2013
► Has worked extensively with Special Olympics since 2007, teaching golf and participating in tournaments with athletes
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: April 6, 2014
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