Qualifying for his first U.S. Open just continued the whirlwind year for the Newporrt Beach, Calif., native. Hagestad posted 8-under 135 in the Newport Beach sectional, completing the day with a 68 at Big Canyon Country Club, his home course. Last September, Hagestad birdied four of the last five holes at Stonewall in Elverson, Pa., in rallying to defeat 2014 champion Scott Harvey in 37 holes in the championship match of the 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur. Win earned him an invitation to the 2017 Masters, where he became the first invited U.S. Mid-Amateur champion to not only make the cut, but earn low-amateur honors. He and three-time U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Jay Sigel are the only Mid-Am champions to achieve that feat at Augusta National. Joined Harvey as the only two mid-amateurs invited to the Walker Cup informal practice session last December at The Los Angeles Country Club. Missed the match-play cut in the 2011 U.S. Amateur at Erin Hills. Hagestad teamed with former University of Southern California teammate Sam Smith in the 3rd U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, but they missed the match-play cut by one stroke.